Title

The effective use of acai juice, blueberry juice and pineapple juice as negative contrast agents for magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in children

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Pediatr Radiol

Abstract

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is commonly performed in the evaluation of known or suspected pancreaticobiliary disease in children. The administration of a negative oral contrast agent can improve the quality of the examination without significant additional cost. We describe our experience with certain brands of acai juice, blueberry juice and pineapple juice as negative oral contrast agents in children. We believe these fruit juices are safe, palatable and may improve MRCP image quality.

Volume Number

44

Issue Number

7

Pages

883-887

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2014/02/28

Status

Northwell Researcher

Facility

Northwell Health

Primary Department

Radiology

PMID

24573534

DOI

10.1007/s00247-014-2884-5