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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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.
Another screening tool, air-contrast barium enema, is recommended for use once every 5 years.
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 to follow.
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.