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what is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

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Dr. David Vanderkin
36 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 diagnose issues and can biopsy a lesion at the same time
Answered on May 11, 2015

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