Although the air-contrast barium enema
is widely available, relatively inexpensive, Medicare approved and safe, the sensitivity of this test has not been researched fully.
Palpation, air-contrast barium enema
, and/or colonoscopy help make the diagnosis.
Selection for the nonsedated group occurred by prefreence of the primary care physician, who requested flexible sigmoidoscopy and possible air-contrast barium enema
If you have a family history of colon cancer, it is especially important to remind your doctor of this fact so that he will arrange for a flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, or possibly an air-contrast barium enema
In the air-contrast barium enema
procedure, air is inserted into the patient's colon along with a barium solution.
One-third of those with a positive FOBT received the evaluation recommended by the American College of Physicians: complete colonoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy plus air-contrast barium enema