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its to do with osmotic pressure and osmolality of the iv contrast, usually when a hypertonic solution is injected it pushes the ECF (extra cellular fluid) into blood plasma, this is because the solution has a greater osmotic pressure and osmolality than normal fluid.

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Q: Why does IV contrast cause fluid shifts?
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