The rediscovery of infant feeding formula with magnetic resonance imaging

Eugenio O Gerscovich, John P McGahan, M. H. Buonocore, D. S. Ablin, Karen K Lindfors

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Abstract

In six newborns, regular infant feeding formula given approximately one-half hour to four hours prior to MR examination, demonstrated a high intensity signal within the infant's stomach, small bowel, and colon. This effect was observed on both 0.5 Tesla and 1.5 Tesla magnets on T1 (SE TR/TE 433-600/20-25) and on T2 (SE TR/TE 1500/30-80) weighted images. Infant feeding formula has the potential to be used as an oral contrast agent for visualization of the newborn gastrointestinal tract. Chloral hydrate and other agents were also tested.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)147-151
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric Radiology
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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