These guidelines do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare guidelines for each. Accordingly, these guidelines should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.
Objective of the Care Process Model
To provide care standards for the patient who is at risk for or diagnosed with kidney impairment and the use of intravenous (IV) contrast for a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), magnetic resonance venography (MRV) or a computed tomography (CT) scan. The Contrast MRI and CT in Kidney Disease Care Process Model is intended to align CMH provider practices with new consensus recommendations from the American College of Radiology and the National Kidney Foundation regarding the pretreatment and treatment of patients with kidney impairmentwho have indication(s) to receive IV contrast with diagnostic imaging techniques.
Children's Mercy Kansas City, "IV Contrast for MRI and CT in Patients with Kidney Disease" (2022). Clinical Pathways.