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A well-lubricated enema tube is inserted gently into the rectum. Then barium contrast material is slowly put into the colon. At certain times, X-ray pictures called spot films are taken of different areas of the colon.
Last Revised: April 16, 2013
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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