|The Small Intestine|
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Reasons for Test
- Abscesses, which are infected pockets
- Fistula, which is an abnormal passageway between two areas of the body that normally do not connect
- Obstruction in intestine
What to Expect
Prior to Test
- Avoid eating or drinking anything for four hours before the test
- Remove any metal objects, such as jewelry, hearing aids, or dentures
Description of Test
How Long Will It Take?
Will It Hurt?
Call Your Doctor
- Swollen, itchy eyes
- Tightness of throat
- Difficulty breathing
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Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America http://www.ccfa.org
Radiological Society of North America http://www.radiologyinfo.org
Canadian Association of Radiologists http://www.car.ca
Canadian Radiation Protection Association http://www.crpa-acrp.ca
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