Barium enema

Barium enema

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Barium flows through a tube placed in the person’s rectum. The radiologist uses fluoroscopy to monitor the passage of the barium through the colon and to help position the person for X-ray images.

Last Updated: April 30, 2009

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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