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How exactly is barium contrast used to view images of the colon?

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Dr. Joe Golowa
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Be

Barium is seen on x-ray it coats the inside of the lining of the colon.
If there is a growth or cancer the barium will coat it and the dr will see the outline of a cancer growth which looks abnormal.

In brief: Be

Barium is seen on x-ray it coats the inside of the lining of the colon.
If there is a growth or cancer the barium will coat it and the dr will see the outline of a cancer growth which looks abnormal.
Dr. Joe Golowa
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Radiographically

Barium does not allow x-rays to penetrate it well and shows up as white on x-rays.
Barium is placed into the colon and creates outline images of the colon on films.

In brief: Radiographically

Barium does not allow x-rays to penetrate it well and shows up as white on x-rays.
Barium is placed into the colon and creates outline images of the colon on films.
Dr. Howard Hack
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