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What will barium cat scan show of pelvis/ abdomen?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: The pelvis & abdomen

All structures from diaphragm to groin will be visualized by a contrast ct scan.
Consuming oral contrast distinguishes gut from surrounding structures; IV contrast better delineates solid organs. Even blood flow, neurologic impingement, hernias, etc. Are made apparent by ct, typically to a resolution of about 5mm.

In brief: The pelvis & abdomen

All structures from diaphragm to groin will be visualized by a contrast ct scan.
Consuming oral contrast distinguishes gut from surrounding structures; IV contrast better delineates solid organs. Even blood flow, neurologic impingement, hernias, etc. Are made apparent by ct, typically to a resolution of about 5mm.
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