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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1 minutes on average to reconcile anomalies reported from previous air-contrast barium enema exams or computed tomography (CT) colonography.
1) It has been found to be more accurate for colorectal cancer detection than air-contrast barium enema or sigmoidoscopy.
Some have suggested that the air-contrast barium enema is the most cost-effective approach.
Incomplete examinations were followed by air-contrast barium enema examinations, which in this study did not reveal additional numbers of proximal lesions.