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Clinical Pathways promote evidence based, safe, and high-value care for patients by providing clinical recommendations and standard processes. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees of subject matter experts, informed by methodical review of available evidence and consensus among committee members. 

The IV Contrast for MRI and CT in Patients with Kidney Disease Synopsis provides a high-level overview of the care standards employed for this Clinical Pathway.

Algorithms associated with this Clinical Pathway:

Inclusion and exclusion criteria:

Inclusion Criteria

  • Patient between the ages of 1-25 years
  • Patient who is considered inpatient, outpatient, or observation

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patient who is considered emergent or critical (imaging should not be delayed in critical situations)
  • Patient less than one year of age
  • Patient under hospice care

Committee members involved in the development:

  • Darcy Weidemann, MD, MHS| Nephrology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Grace Mitchell, MD, MBA | Radiology | Committee Co-Chair
  • Joel Thompson, MD | Hematology/Oncology/BMT | Committee Member
  • Shobhit Jain, MD | Emergency Medicine | Committee Member
  • Adrienne DePorre, MD | Hospital Medicine | Committee Member
  • Joel Koenig, MD | Urology | Committee Member

EBP Committee Members:

  • Jarrod Dusin, MS, RD, LD, CPHQ | Evidence Based Practice
  • Todd Glenski, MD, MSHA, FASA | Anesthesiology, Evidence Based Practice
  • Kelli Ott, OTD, OTR/L | Evidence Based Practice

Publication dates:

  • Finalized date: 12/2022
  • Next expected revision date: 12/2025

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These pathways do not establish a standard of care to be followed in every case. It is recognized that each case is different, and those individuals involved in providing health care are expected to use their judgment in determining what is in the best interests of the patient based on the circumstances existing at the time. It is impossible to anticipate all possible situations that may exist and to prepare a pathway for each. Accordingly, these pathways should guide care with the understanding that departures from them may be required at times.