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
Neurologists use structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify changes in brain tissue (both gray and white matter) that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The MRI images are analyzed using morphometry and tractography techniques, which detect changes in the shape and dimensions of the brain and in the tissue microstructure, respectively. In this example, the images show the normal brain of an elderly patient. Image courtesy of Jiook Cha.