The purpose of this document is to provide an update on the recently reported phenomenon of gadolinium deposition in the brain, and to
provide guidance to referring physicians ordering gadolinium-enhanced MRI studies at UW Health.
Patient information sheet about gadolinium-based contrast agentsFile: for-patients-gadolinium-contrast-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging.pdf
The following memo provides an update on the UW-Madison Department of Radiology policy for scanning
patients who are breastfeeding
The following memo provides an interval update on the UW-Madison Department of Radiology policy for
scanning pregnant patients, including the use of gadolinium contrast agents, approved on 3/16/16 by the UW MRI Safety Committee.
This document describes modified screening procedures for mitigating the risk of nephrogenic
systemic fibrosis (NSF) in patients with renal failure undergoing gadolinium-enhanced MRI.
MEMO TO: MRI Technologists and Physicians Interpreting MRI Studies, Department of Radiology
FROM: MRI Safety Committee
The purpose of this memo is to provide an update on the status of pre-MRI safety screening in patients who may have had hemostasis clips placed during endoscopy or colonscopy. The concern is that torqueing of a ferromagnetic hemostasis clip
in a strong magnetic field could lead to bleeding or injury at the site of biopsy/polypectomy.
The purpose of this document is to establish a systematic approach for safely performing MRI exams of patients with metallic implants of uncertain identity. In all MRI facilities, a recurring challenge occurs whereby MRI safety screening procedures identify a patient with an implanted metallic object of uncertain/unknown identity. Despite the best attempts of the MRI safety team, there are many situations where accurate identification of the implant cannot be determined.File: MRI-clearance-of-patients-with-metallic-implants-of-uncertain-identity.pdf
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