CT ENTEROGRAPHY/CT ABDOMEN AND PELVIS USING NEUTRAL ORAL CONTRAST. A NEW COMBINATION OF NATURAL PRODUCTS
Our purpose was to assess the performance of a new combination of neutral oral contrast for CT abdomen and CT Enterography in comparison with commercially available neutral oral contrast VoLumen . Seventy three consecutive patients were given sorbitol/CMC (Carboxy Methyl Cellulose) solution or VoLumen as oral contrast agent for abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. 23 patients were male and 37 females. Age range was between 16 and 67 years.
Since the use of CT scan for abdominal pathologies, there was need to separate bowel loops to localize the pathology. Three types of oral contrast can be used in CT-Scan abdomen; Positive, Neutral and negative. The above used contrasts are "Neutral contrast" these refers to agents that have an attenuation value similar to that of water (0-30 H).
Our results show this new combination of CMC and Sorbitol to be equally good as VoLumen, for luminal distension and mural details, in duodenum and jejunum. While better than VoLumen for Ileal distension.
CT-Scan Abdomen, CT Enterography, Oral contrast, Neutral oral contrast.
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