CT-Scan
The Department of Radiology at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center compared two neutral oral contrast agents and published their findings (Comparison of Two Neutral Oral Contrast Agents in Pediatric Patients: A Prospective...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
Every hospital has its own set of protocols to address the needs of their patient population. When it comes to diagnostic CT, drinking protocols for oral contrast can vary from facility to facility. While oral contrast plays a critical role in...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
Happy customers often turn into repeat customers. More importantly, they tell their friends about their positive experience. This is true for any business, including medical imaging. James Lipcamon, imaging services manager for East Cooper Medical...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
There has been much debate in the last few years regarding the use of positive oral contrast for patients with acute abdominal pain in the ED setting. Typically, radiologists want oral contrast as it helps with the speed and accuracy of their...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
Two of the exams used in the diagnosis of abdominal diseases include a routine CAT-Scan (CT) of the abdomen and pelvis, and small bowel enterography which can be performed in either CT or MRI. A routine CT of the abdomen and pelvis can help...
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CT of Abdomen/Pelvis
To drink or not to drink? That is the question radiologists have been struggling with when it comes to positive oral contrast. To the patient it may seem like an arbitrary question but there are real consequences to not using an oral contrast agent...
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CT-Scan
In small bowel imaging, distention is the name of the game.  Unfortunately, in order to get the desired bowel distention for imaging, patients must ingest a large volume of fluid: usually 1350 – 1500ML, approximately 44 – 51 fluid ounces, within a 45...
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CT-Scan
Transthoracic needle biopsy (TTNB) is integral in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.  TTNB is usually performed under CT image guidance by a radiologist as it is less invasive than most surgical alternatives. While TTNB plays a crucial role...
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CT-Scan
The number one cause of office visits to primary care physicians (PCPs) is gastrointestinal symptoms. In the more simple cases, the PCP armed with an arsenal of modern drugs can treat the patient, but the more difficult cases must be referred to...
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