Background : Application of contrast agents in diagnostic imaging is along with probability of adverse reactions and need to safety observance. In this study, the safety observance in using intravenous contrast media evaluated in four western provinces of Iran.
Materials and Methods: A special questionnaire form was designed based on world standard guidelines and completed by radiology staffs in 40 governmental and private centers in four provinces including Kermanshah, Hamedan, Kordestan and Lorestan. Obtained data was analyzed by independent t and χ 2 tests.
Results : The results show in the most centers there are not any uniform and coordinate protocol for using preventive drugs and access to life saving drugs and equipments. The results demonstrate a difference between governmental and private centers in existing of specific protocol for dealing with contrast reactions and also in some equipments and drugs like Canulla or Adrenaline ( p =0.001, p = 0.001 and p=0.003 respectively).
Conclusion: According to the results, it seems publication of special coordinate guidelines and improvement of equipments are necessary.
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