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Contrast Media in Radiation Therapy

Contrast media is a pivotal part of the imaging process, including barium sulfate, iodine-based, and gadolinium. They are used in more areas than radiation therapy, however. Contrast media is also used in diagnostic radiologic exams. 

Barium Sulfate Contrast Media: Unveiling the Digestive System

Barium Sulfate contrast stands out for visualizing the gastrointestinal tract. Administered orally or rectally, it coats the esophagus, stomach, and intestines, highlighting abnormalities on X-rays and CT scans. Its versatility across liquid, paste, and powder forms enables clear images of the pharynx to rectum. This comprehensive view is invaluable for diagnosis and treatment planning for cancers of the digestive system.

Iodine-based Contrast Media: Precision in CT Simulation

In the realm of CT simulation, iodine-based contrast media emerges as a powerhouse. Its primary role is to enhance the visibility of blood vessels and organs, contributing significantly to the accuracy of...

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