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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Its necessary: The enema or liquid solution GoLytely (polyethylene glycol) is necessary for proper colon prep. Whithout this it would be difficult for the endoscopis ... Read More

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
35 years experience Radiology
One uses xrays: barium enem is putting a fluid in your rectum and taking xrays by a radiologist. a gi doctor looks at the inside of your colon using a long scope to d ... Read More
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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: Need to do the recommended oral bowel prep. Enemas only evacuate the lower 20% of the colon
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
Ask the provider: Each provider may have their own prep. Here is a link that may answer more of your questions. http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=lowergi
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
Details: During a colonoscopy, it is possible to examine the colon in detail and obtain biopsies or remove the polyps if found. A barium enema, provides an ima ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Imaging vs looking: A Barium Enema is performed by a radiologist by flowing contrast solution into the colon and then taking x-rays of the abdomen after the lining of the ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
CT colonoscopy: is a CT scan with specific technical parameters. There is a bowel prep to clear out the colon, and a tube is placed into the rectum to fill the co ... Read More

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