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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Jul 1999|
- Angiography, contrast media
- Venae cavae, angiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging