barium enema

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enema in which a contrast medium (usually barium sulfate) is injected into the rectum and X-rays are taken to search for lesions

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Air-contrast barium enema (ACBE) -- A small volume of liquid barium is introduced into the colon, which is then distended with air, coating the surface of the colon with a thin layer of agent to permit an X-ray study to review for any abnormalities.
Another screening tool, air-contrast barium enema, is recommended for use once every 5 years.