When is contrast indicated for thoracic and abdominal computed tomography scanning?

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When is contrast indicated for thoracic and abdominal computed tomography scanning?

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Title: When is contrast indicated for thoracic and abdominal computed tomography scanning?
Author: Gauer, Robert
Keywords: hypersensitivity reactions
contrast-induced nephropathy
Date: 2010-01
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 13(1): 09-10.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Nearly all thoracic and abdominal computed tomography(CT) studies require contrast agent to aid in diagnosis of disease, with the exception of some urologic conditions such as renal calculi. (SOR C, based on expert opinion.)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/7748

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