Omnipaque Versus Gastroview as Oral Contrast for Abdominal and Pelvic CT
Patients who are scheduled by their health care provider for routine computed tomography (CT) scan will be asked to participate in this study. The primary purpose is to determine if there is a difference in patient preference for Omnipaque versus Gastroview as oral contrast for abdominal pelvic CT. A secondary objective is to evaluate if there is significant difference in bowel opacification for the two agents.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
|Official Title:||Omnipaque Versus Gastroview as Oral Contrast for Abdominal and Pelvic CT|
- Preferred Contrast Agent [ Time Frame: 1 Day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The primary outcome variable is the taste test when subjects will be asked which preparation they prefer. Possible answers include Onmipaque, Gastroview or neither.
- Bowel Opacification Score [ Time Frame: Collected day of study ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The bowel opacification score was calculated by adding values for stomach, duodenum, jejunum and ileum for each patient. They were averaged across two doctors who read the studies. Scores can range from 0 (no opacification) to 3 (excellent) for each segment and from 0 to 12 for bowel opacification score.
|Study Start Date:||August 2007|
|Study Completion Date:||March 2009|
|Primary Completion Date:||March 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
Oral CT contrast
Other Name: diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium solution USP
Oral CT contrast
Other Name: Iohexol
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|United States, Alabama|
|The Kirklin Clinic|
|Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35249|
|Principal Investigator:||Michelle McNamara, MD||University of Alabama at Birmingham|