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  • This clinical procedure provides information on the clinical procedure for the management of extravasation of IV contrast in patients having a radiotherapy simulation scan.
  • Extravasation of contrast can lead to a medical emergency; early detection and prompt appropriate action is required to prevent necrosis and functional loss of the tissue or limb involved.
  • Only healthcare professionals who have attained competency as per institutional guidelines in extravasation management should perform this procedure. 

This procedure should be read in conjunction with the Management of extravasation during intravenous (IV) contrast for radiotherapy simulation document, and with individual institutional guidelines or policies.

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15 Oct 2019