Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 44, Issue 7, pp 883–887 | Cite as

The effective use of acai juice, blueberry juice and pineapple juice as negative contrast agents for magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in children

  • Mark E. BittmanEmail author
  • Michael J. Callahan
Technical Innovation


Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is commonly performed in the evaluation of known or suspected pancreaticobiliary disease in children. The administration of a negative oral contrast agent can improve the quality of the examination without significant additional cost. We describe our experience with certain brands of acai juice, blueberry juice and pineapple juice as negative oral contrast agents in children. We believe these fruit juices are safe, palatable and may improve MRCP image quality.


Magnetic resonance imaging Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography Oral contrast Children Acai juice Blueberry juice Pineapple juice 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyCohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health SystemNew Hyde ParkUSA
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBoston Children’s HospitalBostonUSA

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