Check your hospital or facility's policy on consents.
Check your state's policy.
In California, the MD is to obtain the informed consent.
We RNs used to explain the whole procedure (angio, biopsy, nephrostomy tube placement, etc).
Then the Radiologist came over to ask if the pt had any questions before handing the pt the consent to sign.
We may witness the signing of the consent but not obtain
the informed consent.
Is a CT or MRI w/contrast considered an invasive
Or is the pt giving consent to receive the contrast agent only?
I'd be interested to know what you find out.