Methods to Address Computed Tomography-Related Risk Factors in Oncology Patients: An Expert Opinion Based on Current Evidence

Lucia Del Mastro, Andrea Laghi, Claudio Ronco

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Abstract

Background: The present paper is intended to be a practical guide organized by statements describing methods to reduce risks related to CT examinations in cancer patients. Methods: A panel of radiologists, oncologists and nephrologists were selected based on their publication records in the field and expertise. Ten clinical questions, which were derived from clinical needs and an integration of all the committee members' suggestions, were stated. The modified Delphi approach was used; it involved a detailed literature review and the collective judgement of experts, including electronic and face-to-face discussions. Results: Ten statements were derived from expert opinions based on the current literature, recently developed guidelines and technological advancements. Each statement is discussed in a short paragraph reporting the current key evidence. Conclusion: This paper addresses the clinical implications of performing numerous CT examinations in patients with cancer, providing clinicians with information regarding methods to reduce risk factors in this patient population.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)56-69
Number of pages14
JournalBlood Purification
Volume46
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2018

Keywords

  • Acute kidney injury
  • Contrast media
  • Multidetector computed tomography
  • Oncology patients
  • Radiation exposure
  • Risk assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Nephrology

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