The Importance of Oral Contrast in CT Abdominal Imaging
Patients who have had an abdominal CT scan say that drinking the contrast before the procedure can be the worst part of the whole process because of the texture and/or flavor.
Limiting Exposure in Abdominal Imaging in the Age of COVID-19
Hospitals and imaging centers are looking for ways to limit exposure and potential transmission of the coronavirus between their patients and medical staff. One way is to limit their interaction...
Current Trends with Oral Contrast in Diagnostic CT
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...
Patient Satisfaction and Oral Contrast in CAT-Scan
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.
Positive Oral Contrast for Acute Abdominal Pain in Emergency Imaging
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.
Diagnosing Abdominal Disease: Two Exams, One Goal
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.
To Drink or Not to Drink: An Honest Conversation about Oral Contrast
To drink or not to drink? That is the question radiologists have been struggling with when it comes to positive oral contrast.
Video: Find Your Break Even Point With Breeza® Flavored Beverage for Oral Iodinated Contrast
Looking to improve patient compliance and satisfaction with oral contrast drinking protocols for abdominal CT-Scans but worried about added costs?
The Importance of Scan Time in a Properly Administered Oral Contrast Protocol
In a previous blog post, Why I Use oral Contrast for Abdominopelvic Imaging, I stated that I am a strong believer in the benefits of properly administered oral contrast for CT imaging. I believe...
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