well-lubricated enema tube is inserted gently into the rectum. Then barium
contrast material is slowly put into the colon. At certain times, X-ray
pictures called spot films are taken of different areas of the colon.
Primary Medical Reviewer
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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