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Effect of adding a capsule with activated charcoal to abdominal ultrasound preparation on image quality

distal to gases, and they obscure underlying structures and degrade image quality(1). Factors causing excessive intestinal gas include: intestinal obstruction, motility disorders, infections, irritable bowel syndrome, malabsorption as well as psychological and dietary issues. Different drugs and agents are used for gas reduction; they include: beano, simethicone and activated charcoal. Some studies support the use of activated charcoal in the treatment of intestinal gas, while others do not(2

Ahmed Abdul Jabar, Ibrahim Abbas, Nabeel Mishah, Mohammed Wazan, Motaen Tomehy

Journal of Ultrasonography , ISSUE 80, e12–e17

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