Elyse Watkins, DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is an important imaging modality used to diagnose a variety of medical conditions. Historically, there has been concern that utilization of contrast media may cause acute kidney injury. Concerns of precipitating contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CI-AKI) can affect a medical provider’s clinical decision to appropriately order a contrast-enhanced CT, even when indicated. Current evidence does not support that contrast administration during CT imaging is associated with CI-AKI.
Smith, Amanda L.
"Evaluation of the Risk of Contrast-Induced Acute Kidney Injury in Computed Tomography,"
Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science: Vol. 2
, Article 39.
Available at: https://digitalshowcase.lynchburg.edu/dmscjournal/vol2/iss4/39
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