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Indications for Use of Low-Osmolality Contrast Materials

Purpose:

To determine if a low osmolality contrast material should be used for imaging studies.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology

Objective:

imaging studies

ICD-10:

Description:

Low osmolality contrast materials have fewer adverse reactions when used in imaging studies than do high osmolality agents, but are considerably more expensive. They can be cost effective when used in patients at high risk for adverse reaction to contrast material where the benefit outweighs the potential risk.

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