Contrast Code Simulation

Teaching trainees since 2014

2021-2022 Sessions    Faculty:         September 18, 2021           

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm       Residents:    September 14, 2021 

                                                             October 5, 2021 

                                                             November 9, 2021    

                                                             January 18, 2022


Contact: Chief Residents (Raymond) Mark DeGuzman, MD or Jessica Telleria-Cano, MD  to register.


  • Identify and diagnose the type and severity of an adverse reaction to contrast media.
  • Acquire appropriate skills to manage adverse contrast reactions effectively.
  • Engage in teamwork and improve on crisis management in the recognition and treatment of adverse contrast reactions.
  • Identify potential barriers to efficiently manage a contrast reaction.


  • The simulation center is located on the 6th floor of Mitchell.  Go to the left of the “T” elevators and follow the signs to the center.  Https://
  • Orientation to simulation center and mannequins.
  • Simulations with interspersed debriefings.
  • Course evaluation.


Attendees are required to attend two lectures prior to the date of the training session. Both lectures cover allergic and physiologic reactions to contrast media, one lecture is provided by Dr. Steven Zangan and the other is provided by Sherida Allen, RN, MSN, CRN

Contrast Reaction Card for Adult

American College of Radiology Manual on Contrast Media


  • Taught at the 2017, 2018 and 2019 University of Chicago Radiology Review  
  • Taught at the 2018 and 2019 RSNA Refresher Course  

Carina W. Yang, MD

Associate Professor of Radiology