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Contrast CT scan for diverticulitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
User :   how important is it to drink barium before a ct
Doctor :  
how can i help u
Doctor :  
please proceed with your query
User :  
i can not force myself to get this down without gagging
User :  
is there an alternative
Doctor :  
do yu drink barium
User :  
i have to drink two quarts for an abdominal ct in the morning
Doctor :   yu mean barium meal
Doctor :  
for CT scan
User :  
yes
Doctor :  
means constrast
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
yes yu need that
Doctor :  
for constrast ct
Doctor :  
for normal plain ct we dont advise
Doctor :  
for constrast we do
User :  
so if i cant get it down i cant have it done
Doctor :  
wats is your medical or surgical problem
Doctor :  
wats is the indication for Ct
User :  
i am having a scan to check for diverticulitis (sp)
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   sorry to say
Doctor :  
CT is the investigation of choice for diverticulitis
Doctor :  
did yu get an ultrasound done

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