Low Residue Diet

The patients receive a dedicated low residue diet (Nutra PrepĀ®, E-Z-EM, Lake Success, NY, USA). This diet is provided in a box and supplies the patient with all the meals and drinks for the entire day before CT colonography (Fig. 4.2). This box contains powdered drinks with vanilla flavour, fruit drinks, soups, chips and nutrition bars. The diet reduces the fat intake and the faecal output. Patients are allowed to have breakfast (8 a.m.), lunch (noon) and dinner (5 p.m.). Breakfast consists of a tropical fruit juice, one vanilla drink and tea or coffee. At lunch patients drink another tropical fruit juice and vanilla drink and/or apple sauce, a soup and tea or coffee. At dinner they can have another soup and/or vanilla drink. Between the meals they can eat the chips and nutrition bars. The patients are allowed to drink as much additional water as they want to.

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