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is barium a better contrastvthen gastrografin for ct scans. had ct done in two diffrrent hospitals and one use redicat (barium) and the other gastrogr?

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Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
Diagnostic Radiology 42 years experience
About the same : Both of the contrast media show the bowel on CT . Sometimes the radiologist prefers one over the other. Gastrographin passes through the bowel faster than barium. Also cost of one over the other may be a factor

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