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what is the difference between a barium enema and a ct scan

A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
At present: there is no suitable replacement for a screening or diagnostic colonoscopy. There is a CT procedure known of as a "virtual colonoscopy," but it lacks ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Saurborn
22 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
A barium enema has: slightly more radiation exposure, requires you to flip and turn on the table until the radiologist is satisfied with the images, and in the end reveal ... Read More
A 39-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
A 43-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
A 37-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 44-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 48-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
A 42-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 45-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 female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Adding contrast: Computerized axial tomography CAT or CT is a form of x-ray imaging without using any dye or contrast. If the radiologist injects a dye or contrast to ... Read More
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A 48-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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Bourgon
21 years experience Radiology
Route: A barium meal is for coating the esophagus, stomach, and small bowel and taken orally. A barium enema is for coating the colon and instilled rectally.
A 45-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
A 52-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
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Usually done togethr: A pet scan measures the uptake of glucose. The uptake of glucose is increased in most cancers. A ct scan is a basically a series of xrays over the are ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Garrett
39 years experience Radiology
Technique: Routine CT with contrast is usu. done with images taken with about a 90 sec delay after contrast is given IV. Images are viewed as cross sections and ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
What to look for: CT venogram is a study for the veins of the body. Looking for something in the veins. Site of injection may be different timing different. CT with co ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
16 years experience Radiology
MRI vs CT: MRI creates images from manipulation of strong magnetic fields, CT uses ionizing radiation just like xrays. CT is much faster and allows for a large s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jean Jeudy
16 years experience Radiology
MRI vs CT: MRI creates images from manipulation of strong magnetic fields, CT uses ionizing radiation just like xrays. CT is much faster and allows for a large s ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Scan vs. scope: An MRI of abdomen/pelvis is a scan utilized to visualize the content of the abdominal cavity including colon. It will depict the external features of ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Can be complimentary: A pet scan is sensitive to the metabolism of glucose which is relatively increased in many tumors. Mri provides anatomic detail and is predominately s ... Read More

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