We have not been able to completely convince the radiologists to abandon
oral contract here. Partially.
We can on males who are above a certain BMI. The feeling is that skinny
people don't have much adipose tissue and stranding might not be seen.
They are reluctant to abandon this in kids.
There is solid adult data supporting this. Is there strong literature
supporting expanding this change to pediatrics?
On Wed, Jun 28, 2017 at 2:04 PM, Maureen McCollough <
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> Hi all,
> I am having difficulty getting oral contrast removed from pediatric
> patients needing abd/pelvic CT scans in the ED. I know many institutions
> have abandoned it for ED patients both adult and kids. I work at one place
> and am associated with another place that both have abandoned oral
> contrast, and another one that hasn't yet.
> I am wondering if folks who have protocols that no longer include oral
> contrast, address this issue, etc could send them to me off-line.
> Maureen McCollough
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