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Oral administration of contrast medium for rectal opacification in pelvic computed tomography

  • Marshall C. Mintz
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    Address reprint requests to: Marshall C. Mintz, MD, Department of Radiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104.
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    From the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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  • Steven E. Seltzer
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    From the Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
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      Abstract

      A technique is presented for rectal opacification by the administration of oral contrast medium given the night before a computed tomography scan. This has eliminated the need for enemas in most cases.

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