What should be avoided to prevent contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) in acute tubular necrosis (ATN)?

Updated: Mar 15, 2021
  • Author: Sangeeta Mutnuri, MBBS; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Some investigators recommend the avoidance of contrast-requiring procedures, if at all possible. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies usually necessitate the use of gadolinium as a contrast agent, which, in several studies, has been shown to be less nephrotoxic than conventional contrast media. Using the lowest possible amount of contrast media in the procedure is also recommended.


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