Barium Enema Double Contrast
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What is Barium Enema Double Contrast?
The Barium Enema double contrast test is an imaging procedure performed by inserting liquid barium solution through the anus by enema and taking a photograph of the colon and rectum using X-Rays with positive and negative contrast modes which helps to assess any structural or functional abnormalities. The double contrast test uses positive and negative contrast modes to create an image which is clearer than single contrast images.
Why is Barium Enema Double Contrast done?
- • To evaluate the cause of any blood in the stools • To evaluate the cause of any change in your bowel movements • To diagnose any suspected colorectal cancer • To diagnose suspected diverticular disease or polyps or cysts in the colon or rectum • To look for any blockages in the colon or rectum • To diagnose the cause of any non-specific stomach pain