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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Diagnosis of colorectal neoplasms at double-contrast barium enema examination.
Double-contrast barium enema for colorectal cancer screening: a review of the issues and a comparison with other screening alternatives.
Positive findings with flexible sigmoidoscopy, computed tomographic colonography, or double-contrast barium enema will require follow-up colonoscopy.
4,5) Colorectal cancer is currently detected by a variety of image- and stool-based screening methods, such as the fecal occult blood test (FOBT), double-contrast barium enema, and colonoscopy.
Consequently, the SFM team focused on all currently available screening methods such as fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and double-contrast barium enema (DCBE) but did not suggest newer screening technologies such as computed tomographic colonography.
12) Double-contrast barium enema (DCBE), CT, and scintigraphy involve a radiation burden to the patient, which is undesirable, since these patients are often young and since (because of the chronic course of IBD) repeated examinations are often necessary over a number of years.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recommends colorectal screening for all average-risk adults aged 50 years and older using any of several methods including fecal occult blood testing every year, flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, combined use of fecal occult blood testing every year and flexible sigmoidoscopy every 5 years, double-contrast barium enema every 5 to 10 years, or colonoscopy every 10 years.
Tests include fecal occult blood testing (FOBT), sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, and double-contrast barium enema.
Double-contrast barium enema every 5 years is a screening option in average-risk patients.
A double-contrast barium enema every 5 years has never been studied as a screening tool for colon cancer but does allow evaluation of the entire colon.