May 23, 2007 - Research recently reported indicates that blueberry juice, tea, pineapple juice and Kaopectate, given orally will affect the way the fluid behaves on MRI and effectively remove it from appearing on the image, allowing for better visualization of the bile ducts.
Blueberry Juice Aides MRI Procedures
MR images through, A, C, E, basal ganglia and, B, D, F, posterior fossa at level of dentate nucleus. Images are shown for, A, B, control group patient 4, and the, C, D, first and, E, F, last examinations performed in contrast group patient 13. Regions of interest used in quantification of signal intensity are shown as dashed lines for globus pallidus (green), thalamus (blue), dentate nucleus (yellow), and pons (red).