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Can optiray dye be used in place of umnipaque during fluoroscopy?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Question: Can Optiray or another similar radiopaque XXXXXXX be substituted for Omnipaque in the following situations while using fluoroscopy for imaging:
Intra-articular for arthrogram?
Epidural (not intrathecal) for epidurography?
For a SNRB?
Soft tissue to confirm needle placement?
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes.we can use optiray in place of omnipaque.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXX
Thanks for writing to HCM

Yes,we can use Optiray XXXXXXX in place of Omnipaque during fluoroscopy.There is no problem at all.
Both are iodine containing contrast media and widely used as contrast media.

Optiray contains ioversol wheras omnipaque contains iohexol.Both are non ionic contrast media and causes very less side effects.

Both contrast media are widely used in arthrogram,epidural injection,SNRB(selective nerve root block) and soft tissue to confirm needle placement.

Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
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Can optiray dye be used in place of umnipaque during fluoroscopy?

Brief Answer: Yes.we can use optiray in place of omnipaque. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXX Thanks for writing to HCM Yes,we can use Optiray XXXXXXX in place of Omnipaque during fluoroscopy.There is no problem at all. Both are iodine containing contrast media and widely used as contrast media. Optiray contains ioversol wheras omnipaque contains iohexol.Both are non ionic contrast media and causes very less side effects. Both contrast media are widely used in arthrogram,epidural injection,SNRB(selective nerve root block) and soft tissue to confirm needle placement. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX