Title

The Use of Enteric Contrast Media for Diagnostic CT, MRI, and Ultrasound in Infants and Children: A Practical Approach.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-1-2016

Institution/Department

Radiology

Journal Title

AJR. American journal of roentgenology

MeSH Headings

Adolescent, Child, Child, Preschool, Contrast Media, Digestive System Diseases, Gastrointestinal Tract, Humans, Infant, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiation Dosage, Tomography, X-Ray Computed, Ultrasonography

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Enteric contrast media are commonly administered for diagnostic cross-sectional imaging studies in the pediatric population. The purpose of this manuscript is to review the use of enteric contrast media for CT, MRI, and ultrasound in infants, children, and adolescents and to share our experiences at a large tertiary care pediatric teaching hospital.

CONCLUSION: The use of enteric contrast material for diagnostic imaging in infants and children continues to evolve with advances in imaging technology and available enteric contrast media. Many principles of enteric contrast use in pediatric imaging are similar to those in adult imaging, but important differences must be kept in mind when imaging the gastrointestinal tract in infants and children, and practical ways to optimize the imaging examination and the patient experience should be employed where possible.

ISSN

1546-3141

First Page

973

Last Page

979

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