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IMAGING Management

Abdominal CT: is oral contrast necessary?

2018 13 Mar

In the U.S., abdominal pain is the most common complaint of patients visiting the emergency department. Given that myriad causes of this pain can range from benign to life-threatening, emergency physicians must occasionally order imaging studies to discover the diagnosis. While oral contrast is routinely used for abdominal CT scans to increase diagnostic... Read more