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barium sulfate

[bear-ee-um sul-fate] a substance made into a chalky liquid that is used to outline the inside of the digestive tract for x-rays. It can be taken by mouth, as part of upper gastrointestinal (GI) series, or put into the rectum as a barium enema (as part of a lower GI series). See also barium enema, gastrointestinal tract.

Cancer Glossary

... cancer. Barium sulfate, a chalky liquid, is given through the rectum to
enlarge and partly fill the colon (large intestine). When ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=b

Radiographic studies (regular x-rays and contrast studies)

... a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, often called a barium enema exam, takes
x-ray pictures after the bowel is filled with barium sulfate (a contrast ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays

Can colorectal polyps and cancer be found early?

... Barium sulfate, which is a chalky liquid, and air are used to outline the inner
part of the colon and rectum to look for abnormal areas on x-rays. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-detection

Cancer Glossary

... colorectal cancer. Barium sulfate, a chalky liquid, is put in through the
rectum to partly fill and open up the colon. When the ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerglossary/index.aspx?letter=d

Radiographic studies (regular x-rays and contrast studies)

... a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, often called a barium enema exam, takes
x-ray pictures after the bowel is filled with barium sulfate (a contrast ...

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Radiographic studies (regular x-rays and contrast studies)

... a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, often called a barium enema exam, takes
x-ray pictures after the bowel is filled with barium sulfate (a contrast ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25252525252525253furl%25252525252525253dhttp%2525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525252525252525253furl%2525252525252525253dhttp%252525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-r

Colorectal cancer screening tests

... Barium sulfate, which is a chalky liquid, and air are used to outline the inner
part of the colon and rectum to look for abnormal areas on x-rays. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/moreinformation/colonandrectumcancerearlydetection/colorectal-cancer-early-detection-screening-tests-used

How is ovarian cancer diagnosed?

... After taking laxatives the day before, barium sulfate, a chalky substance,
is put into the rectum and colon and x-rays are taken. ...

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/ovariancancer/detailedguide/ovarian-cancer-diagnosis

Radiographic studies (regular x-rays and contrast studies)

... a lower gastrointestinal (GI) series, often called a barium enema exam, takes
x-ray pictures after the bowel is filled with barium sulfate (a contrast ...

http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays?ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&ssdomainnum=5c38e88&url=http%3A//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%3Furl%3Dhttp%253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%253furl%253dhttp%25253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25253furl%25253dhttp%2525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525253furl%2525253dhttp%252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%252525253furl%252525253dhttp%25252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25252525253furl%25252525253dhttp%2525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525252525253furl%2525252525253dhttp%252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%252525252525253furl%252525252525253dhttp%25252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%25252525252525253furl%25252525252525253dhttp%2525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradiologytests/imaging-radiology-tests-xrays%2525252525252525253furl%2525252525252525253dhttp%252525252525252525253a//www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/imagingradi

90% 40%

... Double-Contrast Barium Enema Radiological exam of colon. Barium sulfate
is introduced through the rectum and spreads throughout the colon. ...

http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@marketing/documents/webcontent/acspc-042160.pdf