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Milk as Good as Barium Drink in CT-Scans

Simple whole milk may be as effective in barium drinks to distend and outline the intestinal tract so it can be clearly seen during a CT scan. Radiologists at Columbia University randomly gave patients who were having CT scans of their abdomen and pelvis either whole milk or a drink containing barium (VoLumen).  In addition, intravenous contrast was used to enhance images.

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