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Understanding Contrast Media

  Mar 26th, 2014   -     CT   -  

Understanding Contrast Media 

Choosing the appropriate contrast agent for CT should be more than using whatever is on the shelf.

Relaxivity, iodine concentration, osmolality/osmolarity, dosing guidelines and other factors differentiate contrast agents. Understanding the differences,specific risks, and benefits for your patients will help improve diagnostic imaging outcomes and potentially lower the risk of side effects.

Understanding Contrast Media in the Clinical Setting: Iodinated Contrast for CT…

is a one-hour educational program that explains the different types of iodinated contrast agents available. This ASRT reviewed and approved Category A video program on FDA-approved CT contrast agents, as well as updated safety warnings and guidelines. This hour-long program offers a broad understanding of how and why iodinated contrast agents are used to best obtain clinically necessary information, while ensuring patient safety.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the clinical applications of iodinated contrast agents in diagnostic imaging studies;

  • Differentiate between specific iodinated contrast agents and how those differences affect their use; and

  • Recognize how advances in computed tomography technology and protocols impact the use of iodinated contrast agents for diagnostic imaging.

The cost of this program is only $15.

Register for this course now!!!