barium enema


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barium enema

[′bar·ē·əm ′en·ə·mə]
(medicine)
A suspension of barium sulfate administered as an enema into the lower bowel to render it radiopaque.
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A Comparison of Golytely and Standard Preparation for Barium Enema.
Alternatively, double-contrast barium enema or colonoscopy should be performed every five to 10 years.
Why wasn't there a good system to schedule barium enemas after incomplete colonoscopy?
The panel of tests includes the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, barium enema, and colonoscopy.
Definitive treatment is surgical, particularly if reduction by barium enema fails.
Colonoscopy every 10 years is widely favored as the ideal screening test, but annual stool guaiac testing coupled with flexible sigmoidoscopy every 3 years or with sigmoidoscopy and double-contrast barium enema every 5 years also are recommended.
The multi-center SIGGAR1 trial, conducted by the Special Interest Group for Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (SIGGAR) and sponsored by the National Health Service (NHS) Health Technology Assessment (HTA) program, aims to compare CT colonography with the two established alternatives, barium enema and optical colonoscopy, for diagnosis of colonic cancer in older symptomatic patients in the United Kingdom.
It is important that the bowel be clean so that the physician doing the colonoscopy or barium enema can have the best look at your colon.
A number of options exist for colon cancer screening: fecal occult blood cards (checking for hidden blood in the stool), flexible sigmoidoscopy (which uses a short, flexible scope to examine the lower portion of the colon), barium enema (an X-ray of the colon), and colonoscopy (which uses a long, flexible scope to examine the entire colon).
He was advised to have a barium enema, but the waiting list was a minimum of eight weeks.
Another procedure is a barium enema -an x-ray examination during which patient's bowels are filled with a thick white liquid.
When I returned to England, I also had a barium enema and my appendix removed.