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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a CT colonoscopy?

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a CT colonoscopy?

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 reveals slightly less information than the CT. The CT requires slightly less radiation exposure, allows you to lie flat on your back, and gives the radiologist more internal information. But a traditional colonoscopy is the first choice. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the difference between a CT colonoscopy and a barium enema?

Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the difference between a CT colonoscopy and a barium enema?

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 colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What are the differences between a barium enema and a CT colonography?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What are the differences between a barium enema and a CT colonography?

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 colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. Brian Dooreck
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Do you give the patient barium enema in CT ?

Dr. Brian Dooreck
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Do you give the patient barium enema in CT ?

Barium Enema: Barium enema is a special x-ray of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. This uc different from a ct scan. Feel free to visit www.Browardgi.Com. ...Read more

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Can colorectal cancer be diagnosed by CT and barium enema ?

Dr. Tom Heston
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Can colorectal cancer be diagnosed by CT and barium enema ?

No: You need a biopsy for diagnosis. Ct and barium enema can be highly suggestive, but pathology is required. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a virtual colonoscopy?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a virtual colonoscopy?

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 colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Dr. David Vanderkin
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What is the difference between a barium enema test and a colonoscopy?

Dr. David Vanderkin
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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 ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Bourgon
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a barium meal?

Dr. Douglas Bourgon
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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Bourgon
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What is the difference between a barium enema and a sigmoidoscopy?

Dr. Douglas Bourgon
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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 intestine has been coated. Sigmoidoscopy is performed by a gastroenterologist who uses a flexible scope and camera to look directly into the colon at the intestinal lining. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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What is the difference between a virtual colonoscopy and a barium enema?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
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What is the difference between a virtual colonoscopy and a barium enema?

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 colon with air. A barium enema uses x-ray/fluoroscopy instead of CT. With a rectal tube, the colon is filled with barium and air, and the patient placed in different positions for viewing. Barium enema has been largely replaced by colonoscopy. ...Read more

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