Safety observance in using of intravenous contrast media in radiology centers

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Maryam Mojiri 1 , * , karim ghazikhanlou-sani 1 , Abbas Moghim-Beigi 2

1 MSc, Dept. of Radiology, School of Para-Medicine, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

2 Assistant professor, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Research Center of Health Sciences, Hamadan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Hamadan, Iran.

How to Cite: Mojiri M, ghazikhanlou-sani K, Moghim-Beigi A. Safety observance in using of intravenous contrast media in radiology centers, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2010 ; 12(2):e94341.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 12 (2); e94341
Published Online: May 19, 2010
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: November 22, 2009
Accepted: February 02, 2010
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Abstract

  Background : Application of contrast agents in diagnostic imaging is along with probability of adverse reactions and need to safety observance. In this study, the safety observance in using intravenous contrast media evaluated in four western provinces of Iran.

  Materials and Methods: A special questionnaire form was designed based on world standard guidelines and completed by radiology staffs in 40 governmental and private centers in four provinces including Kermanshah, Hamedan, Kordestan and Lorestan. Obtained data was analyzed by independent t and χ 2 tests.

  Results : The results show in the most centers there are not any uniform and coordinate protocol for using preventive drugs and access to life saving drugs and equipments. The results demonstrate a difference between governmental and private centers in existing of specific protocol for dealing with contrast reactions and also in some equipments and drugs like Canulla or Adrenaline ( p =0.001, p = 0.001 and p=0.003 respectively).

  Conclusion: According to the results, it seems publication of special coordinate guidelines and improvement of equipments are necessary.

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