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contrast medium

A substance injected into the vein or taken orally before a scan (such as a CT or MRI scan), which helps make pictures clearer. Also called a contrast agent or dye.

barium enema

An examination of the bowel area using a white contrast liquid called barium. The barium is inserted into the rectum and x-rays are taken.

News: CCQ calls on Queenslanders to give colour a spin

…serve of vegetables is half a cup of spinach, cauliflower or brussels sprouts, half a medium sweet potato or one cup of lettuce or salad vegetables. One serve of fruit is about eight strawberries, a medium-sized apple, orange, banana or…

News: Cancer Council works hard to help plate up health in Queensland

…years. “One serve of vegetables is half a cup of spinach, cauliflower or brussels sprouts, half a medium sweet potato or one cup of lettuce or salad vegetables. “One serve of fruit is about eight strawberries, a medium-sized apple, orange,…

News: Queensland, give up the junk this June!

…lean meats and poultry and milk, yoghurt and cheese. A standard serve of vegetables is about 75g – around one cup of raw salad vegetables, half a cup of sweet corn or a medium tomato. One serve of fruit is…

News: Queensland kids fail the fruit and veg test

…sex. “Children should be eating between one and two pieces of fruit each day, depending on their age and sex. “One serve of vegetables is about one medium tomato, half a cup of sweet corn or one cup of raw…

News: Cancers more than triple in Queensland over 31 years

…slightly by 0.6 per cent per year since 2004. “Latest trends show that mortality rates are decreasing for many types of cancer, including prostate, breast, colorectal cancer, lung cancer in males, cervical cancer in females and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. “In contrast,…

News: Four food myths busted!

…your own vegetables or buying them fresh from your local farmers markets, may offer more health advantages. In contrast, canned veg tend to lose a lot of nutrients during the preservation process, which is why it’s important to always read…

News: Rates of breast cancer soar in Southern Asia

…cancer mortality was also increasing rapidly in many Southern and South-East Asian countries, in contrast to decreasing mortality rates in Australia and New Zealand. Cancer Council Queensland spokesperson Katie Clift said the greatest increases in female breast cancer cases in…

Eating and drinking

…benefits: Help you reach and maintain a healthy weight. Boost your immune system. Improve your concentration levels and mental health. Gain more energy. Help your body grow and repair. Reduce your risk of other diseases. In contrast, unhealthy eating, excess…