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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4,5) Colorectal cancer is currently detected by a variety of image- and stool-based screening methods, such as the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), double-contrast barium enema, and colonoscopy.
They are fecal occult blood tests, double-contrast barium enemas, flexible sigmoidoscopies and colonoscopies.
Double-contrast barium enema studies: effect of multiple reading on perception error.
Examination and imaging techniques Double-contrast barium enema
Diagnostic methods: Double-contrast barium enema was the most commonly used diagnostic method, and 79 cancers were so found.
Colorectal cancer screening with CT colonography, colonoscopy, and double-contrast barium enema examination: prospective assessment of patient perceptions and preferences.
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years is a screening option in average-risk patients.
A double-contrast barium enema every 5 years has never been studied as a screening tool for colon cancer but does allow evaluation of the entire colon.
Flexible sigmoidoscopy and double-contrast barium enema are considered by some to the diagnostic tools of choice for patients who present with rectal bleeding but are at low risk for neoplasm.
Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) cite five acceptable means of screening for colorectal cancer in people who are at average risk for the disease: double-contrast barium enema and colonoscopy have been added to the list, joining fecal occult blood resting, sigmoidoscopy, and the combination of fecal occult blood testing and sigmoidoscopy.
Compensation filtration for decubitus radiography during double-contrast barium enema examinations.