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Barium enema

Barium enema

Barium enema
The barium enema is a time-honored diagnostic tool that helps detect abnormalities in the large intestine (colon). The barium enema can be useful for the diagnosis of colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, and other diseases of the colon, but colonoscopy is more accurate.

Review Date: 1/24/2013  

Reviewed By: Harvey Simon, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Senior Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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