Why on earth does radiology insist on oral contrast?

Small Bowel Obstruction – Oral contrast is contraindicated in suspected in SBO. IV contrast is preferred, but not required. Suspected appendicitis – Oral contrast is not required, but may be beneficial in extremely thin individuals (e.g. BMI < 18), or non-obese children. Suspected diverticulitis – Oral contrast is not required Unclear etiology – PO contrast […]

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