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Got inexpensive contrast agent? Milk plays new role in imaging

n (expansion) and bowel-wall conspicuity (enhancement). One important difference is the price. VoLumen costs $18 per patient, while whole milk costs $1.39 per patient.

“There are several advantages to milk. Patients are more willing to drink milk than VoLumen, and it costs a fraction of the price,?Dr. Shah-Patel said. “We hope that substituting milk for other contrast agents will reduce the number of people who refuse imaging tests because they do not want to drink the oral contrast, especially children.?
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Source:Radiological Society of North America


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