University of Wisconsin–Madison

Scheduler CT/MR Screening Guidelines for Patients with Allergy

Purpose: reduce the number of patients with known allergies scanned at East Clinic, Digestive Health Center, and The American Center

  1. If a patient is being scheduled for a contrast-enhanced CT and has an allergy to iodinated contrast or “contrast” then the study should be done at CSC.
  2. If a patient is being scheduled for a contrast-enhanced MRI and has an allergy to gadolinium-based contrast or “contrast” then the study should be done at CSC.
  3. If the patient has a list of 5 or more allergies to anything and has an order for a contrast-enhanced CT or contrast-enhanced MRI, then the patient should be scheduled at CSC.
  4. If the caller tells the screener that they have had an “anaphylactic” or “anaphylactoid” reaction, and the patient has an order for a contrast-enhanced CT or contrast-enhanced MRI they should be scheduled at CSC. Please note that the schedulers are not obligated to search the medical records for the severity of reactions.
  5. Pre-medication is only indicated for those patients with known allergies to iodinated contrast or gadolinium-based contrast agents, and should be communicated at the physician level.

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Purpose: reduce the number of patients with known allergies scanned at East Clinic, Digestive Health Center, and The American Center