Friday, December 01, 2006

Milk as an Oral Contrast in CT

"Undergoing a scan of one's intestines isn't a pleasant experience for patients with conditions like Crohn's disease, especially since it means downing a concoction made with barium. But a new study suggests there may be a more palatable alternative: milk. Researchers found that milk coats the intestines well enough so that radiologists can properly view the organ in a CT scan. However, milk may not be ideal for all patients, especially since it seems to produce images that are less precise."

SOURCE-
Milk May Be Pleasant Alternative for CT Scans It offers slightly poorer images but is more palatable than standard contrast agents, study finds.
Reference- HON news

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Dr Mohit Agarwal said...

milk as a contrast???

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