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contrast study in CT scan

  1. 0 I just want to know if others do skin/allergy testing before doing a contrast study in CT scan even if a hypoallergenic/non-ionic contrast agent will be used?
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  3. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
    We don't do anything unless they have a known allergy.
  4. Visit  That Guy profile page
    Why would you?
  5. Visit  Altra profile page
    As with your other post regarding allergy testing prior to giving antibiotics, it would appear that some practices in your country are significantly different from common practice in the U.S.

    We do use a protocol with inpatients with documented allergy to iodides who need a non-emergent CT scan - it's a 16-hour regimen of pre-medication with steroids and diphenhydramine prior to the scan.
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  6. Visit  nrsang97 profile page
    No we do not. We do the same thing Altra does except it is a 13 hour protocol instead with the same meds.