Gadolinium-based contrast agents as an alternative at vena cavography in patients with renal insufficiency - Early experience

John A. Kaufman, Stuart C. Geller, Hasan Bazari, Arthur C. Waltman

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Abstract

The authors reviewed results of digital subtraction vena cavography with a gadolinium-based contrast agent in 14 patients with serum creatinine levels greater than or equal to 1.5 mg/dL (133 μmol/L). All cavograms were diagnostic. In 11 patients, there was no impairment of renal function. In three patients, a rise in serum creatinine level of greater than or equal to 0.5 mg/dL (44 μmol/L) was attributable to concurrent medical problems. Gadolinium-based contrast agents may be suitable for digital subtraction vena cavography in patients with renal insufficiency.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)280-284
Number of pages5
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume212
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1999

Keywords

  • Angiography, contrast media
  • Venae cavae, angiography
  • Venography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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