Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Emergency Medicine


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.


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