Guideline Update for Anticoagulant Medications for Invasive Radiological Procedures

July 17, 2018

Radiology has updated the policy for pre- and post-management of anticoagulant medications for invasive procedures. Procedures are now categorized based on bleeding risk, changing medication hold criteria. The full policy is available on PolicyStat, Invasive Radiology Pre-Procedure Testing & Pre-Medication Guidelines, please check for occasional updates.

Patients will be contacted by Radiology Nursing to review current medications 5-7 days in advance. For outpatient studies, patients will be instructed to follow up with prescribing provider for medications that recommend a hold.  

For more information or questions, contact Radiology Nursing at 667-6535 or 667-8291.