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[Does the use of barium in a stomach x-ray influence the following ultrasoung exam]

KISS Marianna1, SELMECZI Andrea1

JULY 31, 1991

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1991;1(13)

[There is a general opinion that the presence of barium in the gastrointestinal tract (after the examination of the stomach or the large intestine) may influence the following abdominal ultrasound examination. In this study we have planned to decide whether this statement is also true in case of modern, good quality equipment, for this attitude can cause delay in the diagnostic procedure. Seventy ultrasound pictures of 35 patients were retrospectively analyzed by two radiologists according to the double blind method using a „score-system" (0—4). Five anatomic regions were examined, in 20 patiens before and after a stomach examination and in 15 ones before and after a double-contrast stomach examination. The results suggest that the barium doesn't cause any worsening of the quality of sonograms, probably the gas applied with the contrast medium. ]

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  1. Szent-Györgyi Albert Orvostudományi Egyetem, Radiológiai Klinika Szeged

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