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  • “In summary, the Radiology department at NYU-Langone Medical Center has, through dialogue with our Emergency Medicine section, reaffirmed the benefits of oral contrast utilization for CT scanning of ED patients. We have found that stocking the oral contrast in the ED and allowing a 45-min period for oral contrast administration coordinated with obtaining clinical and laboratory information facilitate radiologic diagnosis with a high level of confidence and accuracy. As stated by JRD Tata, it is insistence on relentless attention to detail and insistence on highest standards of quality and performance that are the keys to productivity and efficiency, most certainly not through cutting corners.”

    Oral contrast utilization for abdominal/pelvic CT scanning in today’s emergency room setting
 Megibow A.J. 
Abdom Radiol (2017) 42: 781. doi:10.1007/s00261-016-0941-2
  • ”Utilizing a BMI threshold of 25 for adult men, and 30 for adult women, to administer oral contrast for abdominal and pelvic CT scan in ED patients appears to be a reasonable solution to facilitate shorter ED stays, while maintaining the diagnostic quality of CT scans, and reducing the need for repeat examination. While ED time constraints have certainly modified our current practice, taking action based on priorities has provided a reasonable approach based on demographics of our patient population.”

    Oral contrast administration for abdominal and pelvic CT scan in emergency setting: is there a happy medium?
Sokhandon, F. 
Abdom Radiol (2017) 42: 784. doi:10.1007/s00261-016-0969-3
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