Contrast X-rays

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  • Contrast x-rays
    • have contrast medium used to 'dye' hollow or fluid filled organs
      • examples - barium meal, enema for digestive tract and iodine for angiograms
    • medium shows up on the x-ray
    • x-rays cannot pass through the medium
    • used to image blood vessels, urinary system and digestive tract
    • advantages and disadvantages similar to normal x-rays

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