Evidence-based Approach to Minimizing IV Contrast Extravasations

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Program Summary

IV contrast extravasation is a not uncommon complication in the performance IV contrast enhanced CT examinations. In this accredited Expert Forum Webcast, we will review the different complications related to IV contrast administration. This will be followed by analysis of different factors that contribute to IV contrast-extravasation and subsequent discussion of best practices that can reduce the incidence of IV contrast extravasation. A novel method which reduced contrast extravasation by over 50% will also be presented.

Following the presentation questions from the audience were addressed in a moderated Q&A session.

CME Effective Date: July 10, 2019
CME Expiration Date: July 9, 2021

CE Effective Date: July 19, 2019
CE Expiration Date: June 30, 2023

Format: Self Instructional - Audio Visual with Slides
Educational Credits:
One (1) AMA/PRA Category 1 CME Credit™ Expired
One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
One (1) AHRA CRA Credit
Estimated Completion Time: 1 hour

Made possible through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Target Audience & Cost

This program is intended for: Radiologists, Other MD's, Radiologic Technologists, Radiology Administrators and related Imaging Professionals.

There is no cost to participate in this program.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this CME activity the healthcare provider should be able to:

  • Discuss the different types of complications associated with IV contrast extravasation.
  • Describe the various factors that can contribute to IV contrast extravasation.
  • Apply best practices to reduce the incidence of IV contrast extravasation.

No special educational preparation is required for this CME/CE Activity!


Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA
Clinical Associate Professor SKMC at Thomas Jefferson University
Vice Chair of Quality and Safety
Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Einstein Healthcare Network

Dr. Ryan K. Lee, MD, MBA, MRMD is Clinical Associate Professor at the Sydney Kimmel College at Thomas Jefferson University. He is the Vice Chair of Quality and Safety, Section Chief of Neuroradiology, and the Magnetic Resonance Medical Director in the Department of Radiology. His areas of expertise include radiation management in imaging, radiology clinical decision support, and MRI Safety. He is known for his work not only in CT radiation dose reduction, but also in the reduction of variance in radiation dose. An authority on quality in radiology, he serves on several quality and safety committees in the Einstein Healthcare Network.

Dr. Lee has expertise in hospital and physician reimbursement, and as Chair of the MACRA committee at Einstein is responsible for developing strategies in the MIPS and APM environment. He has extensive experience in the implementation of radiology clinical decision support, and has given numerous lectures regarding its benefits. He is a member of ACR Appropriateness Criteria Neurological Imaging Subcommittee, ACR MACRA committee, ACR Economics Subcommittee on Neuroradiology, and ACR GSER Quality and Safety Committee. He serves on the board for the Pennsylvania Radiological Society and the Philadelphia Roentgen Ray Society.

Dr. Lee graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor of Arts, and attained his medical degree at Drexel School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Rochester and fellowship in Neuroradiology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Radiology and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Simon School at the University of Rochester.

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Dr. Lee discloses he is a member of the Bayer Healthcare Speaker's Bureau

No one at the Institute for Advanced Medical Education (IAME) or who has control of this activity has financial relationships with commercial supporters.


Radiologic Technologists:
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for One (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.

Radiology Administrators:
This course meets all CRA renewal credit criteria and has been approved for one (1) continuing education credit in the following CRA domains: Asset Resource Management (AM) and Operations Management (OM).

For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board or other credentialing organization.

Method of Participation/Criteria for Success

CE Credits
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Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.