CT Policy Regarding Contrast Induced Nephropathy

If the departmental outpatient questionnaire raises the possibility of occult renal impairment, or the patient is over 60 then a POC Creatinine test will be performed at the time of the contrast enhanced CT study.

If eGFR value is greater than 45 the patient can receive IV iodinated contrast. If eGFR is less than 45 the case will need approval by the radiologist before IV contrast is used to minimize risk of contrast related AKI.

Updated July 1, 2016