Open MRI, Stand-Up MRI, 64 Slice CT, Nuc Med, Ultrasound, & X-Ray MRI SAFETY WORK-UP
Cardiac Pacemaker
(If YES, stop paperwork and bring to front desk.) Wires or Implanted DefibrillatorBrain or Aneurysm Surgical ClipsAny Electronic, Magnetic or Mechanically activated implant or deviceHave you ever had a metallic object in the eye, or removed from the eye? (Metal shavings, Slivers, Welding Fragment, etc.)Brain or Heart SurgeryAny Vascular Clip, filter or ShuntEar Implant, Stapes or cochlear ImplantEye Implant or ProsthesisJoint Replacement, Screws, Pins, Bone ClipsTENS Unit, Insulin Pump, Implanted Medicinal Delivery UnitShrapnel, Bullets, BB’sHearing AidDental Implant with Magnetic FastenersDentures, Partial Plate, Permanent BridgeHave you had surgery in the past 6 weeks? Describe:Have you had surgery on the body part to be scanned?Have you ever been diagnosed with Cancer, or a Tumor?Diabetes, or other Kidney Disease?Do you have a history of Asthma, or other allergic respiratory disorder?Do you have Anemia, or disease of the Red Blood Cells?Female: Are you Pregnant? Date of last menstrual cycle: Do you have an IUD or Contraceptive Diaphragm? Previous complication to MRI, or MRI contrast? Please remove the following items before entering the MRI scan room.
Hearing Aid
I attest that the answers I have provided to the questions on this form are correct to the best of my knowledge. I understand that the Center is not responsible for valuables and personal property brought to the facility. I have read and understand the entire contents of this form and have had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the information on this form.
Health History Questionnaire for Patients Receiving Gadolinium Warning! If you have impaired kidney function, require kidney dialysis, or have a personal history of kidney disease, please notify a staff member IMMEDIATELY! YES NO Do you have any allergies? Please list:
Are you or could you possibly be pregnant?
Are you breast-feeding?
Breast milk should be discarded for 48 hours after injection.
Have you ever had a previous allergic reaction to MRI contrast?
Do you have serious allergies (not minor seasonal allergies)?
Do you have asthma?
Do you have hemolytic anemia?
Do you have sickle cell disease?
Do you have a history of kidney disease?
Do you have poorlycontrolled hypertension?
(Greater than 180/110 mm HG)Do you have cardiomyeopathy or congestive heart failure?Do you have diabetes?Are you currently taking any medication containing metformin?This includes the Metformin (generic). Avandamet, Glucophage XR, Glucovance, and Metaglip I attest that the above information is correct to the best of my knowledge. I have read and understand the information on this form and the procedure I am about to undergo.
Informed Consent for Gadolinium Administration
As part of your scheduled MRI examination, you will receive an intravenous injection of gadolinium, a contrast agent that will provide additional diagnostic information for your physician.
A saline solution will drip through the intraveous line to prevent clotting until the contrast material is injected at some point during the exam. Unlike contrast agents used in x-ray studies, MRI contrast agents do not contain iodine and therefore only rarely cause allergic reactions or other problems. If you have a history of kidney failure and are scheduled to undergo a procedure which requires gadolinium, you may be at risk for a rare condition known as Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis or Nephrogenic Fibrosing Dermopathy (NSF/NFD). NSF/NFD may result in damage to body organs and possible death.
Although gadolinium has been found to be a very sage contrast agent, there is always the risk of a reaction. These reactions can range from minor ones such as nausea, warmth at the injection site, headache dizziness, itching, flushing, and hives to more severe reations such as cardiac arrhythmias, shortness of breath, wheezing, convulsions, unresponsiveness, or even death. These life-threatening reactions are exceedingly rare, occurring in only 0.01% - 0.001% of cases. The medical personnel in charge of your exam are prepared and trained to respond to these types of reactions.
Alternatives to using intravenous contrast are available. These procedures may be able to provide the necessary diagnostics information. Please ask to speak with the technologist or supervising physician should you have any questions regarding an alternative imaging procedure.
By signing this document, you agree that you have read this form, understand the information above, and have had any questions answered. In addition, you agree that you: 1) have been informed of the purpose of using the contrast agent, 2) understand the risks, benefits, and possible complications associated with the contrast agent, 3) are aware of possible alternatives to the contrast agent and 4) have been given the right to refuse to consent to the procedure.
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