Barium Enema (cont.)

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How does the patient obtain the results of a lower barium enema series?

After the X-ray films are developed by the radiology technologist, they are transmitted to the radiologist, who interprets the body structures visualized on the X-ray film. An interpretation and report of the barium enema is forwarded to the doctor who requested the test usually within one to two days. The doctor then can review the results of the report with the patient. The actual films of the examination also can be sent to the health care practitioner if necessary.

Medically reviewed by Venkatachala Mohan, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Gastroenterology

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"Tests for screening for colorectal cancer: Stool tests, radiologic imaging and endoscopy"
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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/11/2014

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