http://www.foxnews.com/health/2010/09/1 ... ing-drugs/
Foxnews wrote:Federal health regulators are warning doctors that a class of injectable drugs used in MRI medical imaging scans can cause a rare and sometimes fatal condition in patients with kidney disease. (...)
The new FDA labels for all seven drugs instruct physicians to screen patients for kidney disease before administering the agents. Doctors should also order lab tests for patients who may be at increased risk of reduced kidney function. The FDA said there haven't been any reports of the syndrome in patients with normal kidney function. (...)
So in the future your kidney will be checked before using contrast agents in the USA, but maybe not abroad.