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what's the difference between an xray of the large bowel and a fluroscopic single contrast enema test?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Not much: Fluoroscopy is used to image the large bowel during the performance of barium enema . Single contrast enmea uses barium with out the addition of air which is called double contrast enema. Fluoroscopy involves the use of xrays. Images are taken of the large bowel during fluoroscopy for documentation of any pathology and normal anatomy.
Answered on Dec 8, 2015

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