Barium X-Ray: Risk Factors For Complications During The Procedure
Barium is a milky fluid that absorbs x-rays. Barium is placed into the bowels through the rectum. This is called an enema. Barium coats the lining of the lower intestines. This makes that area easier to see on an x-ray.
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Last reviewedSeptember 2013by Daus Mahnke, MD
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