Does mri scan with barium sulphate and contrasting die show all the organs of the body?
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does a barium sulphate with contrasting die show all the organs of the body, including glands, stomach and colon, and bones?
Posted Fri, 10 Jan 2014 in X-ray, Lab tests and Scans
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 12 minutes later
Brief Answer: Barium is used for gastrointestinal tract imaging Detailed Answer: Hi Dawnhh1.dh, Thanks for writing in to us. Barium sulphate does not show all organs of the body. It only outlines passages through which it passes. Barium sulphate is used in different concentrations to image the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. This includes the esophagus, stomach, duodenum, jejunum and large bowel. If you have questions on any specific barium procedure, please feel free to ask them. Regards, Dr.Vivek
Follow-up: Does mri scan with barium sulphate and contrasting die show all the organs of the body? 6 minutes later
Sorry i meantto say an mri scan with barium sulphate and contrasting die
Answered by Dr. Vivek Chail 7 minutes later
Brief Answer: Organs are well seen in MRI scan Detailed Answer: Hi Dawnhh1.dh, Thanks for writing back with an update. MRI scan shows all organs of the concerned region for which scan is taken. For MRI scan we use Gadolinium contrast usually and not barium. Gadolinium is approved for use in MRI scan and shows all organs better than as seen on plain MRI scan. In that situation, all organs including glands, stomach and bones are well seen. Hope your query is answered. Do write back if you have any doubts. Regards, Dr.Vivek