... BARIUM SULFATE ENEMA (many brands) is a radiopaque agent used to diagnose problems with the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When barium sulfate is given as an enema, the colon (large bowel or lower part of the intestine) becomes opaque or white so it can be photographed by x-rays. The barium enema procedure shows if anything is wrong inside the colon and how well the colon is working. Generic barium enemas are available. ...
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