ELEVATION OF IODINATED CONTRAST MEDIA REACTIONS IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN IN THE VICINITY OF ISLAMABAD AND RAWALPINDI REGIONS, PAKISTAN

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Sharafat Ali
Muhammad Abdullah
Nadeelah Ashraf
Sadaf Jameel
Bilal Bashir
Dr. Muhammad Mazahir
Muhammad Akram Khan
Hussnain Saleem

Keywords

Computed Tomography CT, Iodinated contrast media, contrast reaction, administration

Abstract

This observational study aimed to assess the occurrence of contrast reactions in 250 patients who underwent contrast-enhanced CT scans using low-osmolar iodinated contrast media between July 2022 and September 2022. Data collection involved a simple random sampling technique through a questionnaire to capture representative patient experiences. The study revealed that approximately 12% (30 patients) of the participants experienced contrast reactions post-CT scan, while 88% (220 patients) did not show any reaction. Prompt identification of contrast reactions is emphasized as critical for radiology personnel to facilitate rapid and appropriate treatment, ultimately minimizing adverse effects associated with intravenous iodinated contrast media administration. These findings underscore the importance of vigilant monitoring and proactive management of contrast-related adverse events to enhance patient safety during diagnostic imaging procedures

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