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Can you tell me what are barium studies?

Can you tell me what are barium studies?

Barium studies: are x-ray tests used to examine the digestive tract (colon,esophagus, stomach, and small intestine). Because these organs are not visible on x-rays,barium is used as contrast, a liquid that shows up on x-rays. The barium coats the lining, making the outline of these organs visible on the xray.This test is useful for diagnosing cancers, ulcers, strictures, and other abnormalities. ...Read more

Barium (Definition)

Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared ...Read more


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Can you tell me what are barium studies?

Barium studies: are x-ray tests used to examine the digestive tract (colon,esophagus, stomach, and small intestine). Because these organs are not visible on x-rays,barium is used as contrast, a liquid that shows up on x-rays. The barium coats the lining, making the outline of these organs visible on the xray.This test is useful for diagnosing cancers, ulcers, strictures, and other abnormalities. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: barium?

What is the definition or description of: barium?

Chemical: Barium is a chemical element with symbol ba and atomic number 56. It is the fifth element in group 2, a soft silvery metallic alkaline earth metal. Because of its high chemical reactivity barium is never found in nature as a free element. Its hydroxide was known in pre-modern history as baryta; this substance does not occur as a mineral, but can be prepared by heating barium carbonate. ...Read more

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Does barium react with food?

Does barium react with food?

No: Barium is an inert metal which is not absorbed and otherwise harmless. It will not interact with food. This is why it is used for radiographic exams. ...Read more

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Can barium sulfate make pain?

Can barium sulfate make pain?

Rare: If forms an obstruction of the colon. Drink lots of water to help the barium be eliminated. ...Read more

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Can barium enama cause misty mesentery?

No,: the barium is confined to the colon. The only way for the barium to have an effect on the mesentery is if the colon was ruptured. ...Read more