Delayed contrast enhancement of ascitic fluid on CT: frequency and significance.

@article{Cooper1993DelayedCE,
  title={Delayed contrast enhancement of ascitic fluid on CT: frequency and significance.},
  author={Charles J Cooper and Paul M. Silverman and William J. Davros and Robert K. Zeman},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={1993},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={787-90}
}
OBJECTIVE Enhancing peritoneal fluid has been described as an uncommon finding resulting from active extravasation of contrast material from the bowel, urinary tract, or blood vessels. We have noted that enhancing peritoneal fluid occurs in other clinical settings. The CT number of ascites frequently increases between initial images obtained during bolus injection of IV contrast material and delayed images obtained after completion of the routine study. The objective of this study was to define… CONTINUE READING

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