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Double Contrast (Air Contrast) Barium Enema (cont.)

Conduct Of The Examination (cont.)


  1. Roll the patient supine or RPO. Take a spot image of cecum with graded compression.


  1. Turn the patient over to the prone position.

Raise the head of the x-ray table to +45&deg.

Put the enema bag between the patient's legs, and, for a third time, drain barium from the rectosigmoid.


  1. Return the table to a horizontal position.  

Add air slowly until the entire colon is well filled. (Let the distension of the transverse colon be your guide.)  

Then, have the technologist take overhead radiographs.


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