Change in Protocol for Diagnostic Procedures
Premier Health has changed the recommendation for pre-medication for patients receiving injections of contrast for medical imaging procedures.
For patients with an increased risk of adverse reaction to contrast injections, we are adopting the recommendation of the American College of Radiology for the pre-medication of patients.
The recommendation is to use Methylprednisolone (Medrol®): 32mg by mouth 12 hours and 2 hours before contrast media injection.
This applies to any diagnostic procedure involving injectable iodinated contrast (i.e. CT exams with IV contrast, IVPs, Arthrograms, Hysterosalpingograms, Nephrostograms, etc.) when the patient has a history of iodine and/or contrast allergy.
Is the patient allergic to iodine or contrast dye?
If yes, the patient must call physician to receive an order for a pre-medication prep. (We recommend a Medrol prep: 32mg by mouth 12 hours and again 2 hours prior to contrast injection.)
For more information contact:
- Atrium Medical Center: (513) 420-5130
- Good Samaritan Hospital: (937) 734-1555
- Miami Valley Hospital: (937) 208-4922
- Upper Valley Medical Center: (937) 440-4800