Double-contrast barium enema
|Double-contrast barium enema|
Human intestinal tract, as imaged via double-contrast barium enema
|Purpose||radiography which uses 2 forms of contrast for better image|
A double-contrast barium enema is a form of contrast radiography in which x-rays of the colon and rectum are taken using two forms of contrast to make the structures easier to see. A liquid containing barium (that is, a radiocontrast agent) is put into the rectum. Barium is a silver-white metallic compound that outlines the colon and rectum on an x-ray and helps show abnormalities. Air is also put into the rectum and colon to further enhance the x-ray.
It is the radio logical special examination to see the intestine by the double contrast (Negative with Positive) air fellow.
1. At fast we Should control x-ray after proper preparation to see the pt condition fast x-ray should be taken KUB regiion.
2. 2nd x-ray should be taken during contrast medium use to see the anus to sigmoid colon watch by the fluoroscope screen passing way if the properly puss positive should be taken to see then second x-ray should be taken to see the sigmoid colon and descending colon with splenic flexure.
- Double-contrast barium enema entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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