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A 62-year-old female asked:

is it possible to have a ct scan of abdomen/pelvis that does not require me to ingest barium? my doc says i can but radiology dept. says i can't.

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Ct: This is an issue that has been debated for past 10 years. If you are concerned for kidney stone noncontrast study of choice. I know there is literature advocating no contrast, but I find most radiologist prefer contrast. It does help to define structures.

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