Role of radiological assessment and intervention in pediatric dialysis

Vikas R. Dharnidharka, Douglas C. Rivard

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Children on hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis frequently need radiological assessment of dialysis access placement and patency. In many cases, radiological interventions can assist with the creation and maintenance of dialysis access. For these purposes, contrast media facilitate the interpretation of medical imaging by increasing the differences seen between body tissues displayed on the images. The contrast media used in diagnostic imaging and interventions have evolved over the decades. This chapter discusses the different roles that radiologic assessment and interventions, via contrast agents, play in dialysis, along with the current challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPediatric Dialysis
Subtitle of host publicationThird Edition
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030668617
ISBN (Print)9783030668600
StatePublished - May 1 2021


  • Contrast media
  • Contrast-induced nephropathy
  • Dialysis
  • Gadolinium
  • Growth
  • Hemodialysis access
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis
  • Nephrotoxicity
  • Pediatric
  • Radiological assessment
  • Radiological intervention


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