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What type of doctor can order a barium enema?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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In brief: Many

A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions.
Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist.

In brief: Many

A barium enema is a radiologic examination of the colon to look for defects, tumors and obstructions.
Barium salts block x-rays, coating the lining which gives a better view of the colon. This can be ordered by your family doctor, a GI doctor, a surgeon, an er doctor, or a hospitalist. It is performed and evaluated by a radiologist.
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