Ordering CT Scans on Diabetic Patients

Monday, January 31, 2011 at 10:11:42 AM

When ordering a CT scan for a diabetic patient who is on any METFORMIn product, they are to be given IV Iodine contrast. It is mandatory that the patient discontinues the METFORMIN product for 48 hours after the scan. The ordering physician will need to advise the patient of this. To assist with this, a section has not been added to the Outpatient Radiology order whereby the ordering provider can now indicate the discussion with the patient.

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