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Definition of Double contrast barium enema

Double contrast barium enema: A series of x-rays of the colon and rectum taken after the patient is given an enema, followed by an injection of air. The barium outlines the intestines on the x-rays, allowing many abnormal growths to be visible. See: Barium enema.

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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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