Contrast Code Simulation

Teaching trainees since 2014

2022-2023 Sessions    Faculty:         October 3, 2022; November 7, 2022; January 4, 2023         

1:00 pm to 4:30 pm       Residents:    TBD

Contact: PGY4 Residents Lindsay Yang, MD or Mohamed Shaif Yusufishaq, 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.

Structure of the Course

  • 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.
  • 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

American College of Radiology Manual on Contrast Media

Beyond University of Chicago

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

Lydia Chelala, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology