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Double Contrast (Air Contrast) Barium Enema (cont.)

Overhead Radiographs (to be obtained by the technologist)

 

  1. PA view of colon to include rectum - perpendicular central ray - 14" x 17" cassette

  2. 15&deg RAO view of rectosigmoid with 35&deg caudad central ray - 14" x 17" cassette





  1. 20° RPO view of colon to include splenic flexure and descending colon - 14" x 17" cassette





  1. 45° LPO view of colon to include hepatic flexure and ascending colon - 14" x 17" cassette





  1. 15° LPO view of rectosigmoid with 35&deg cephalad central ray on 14" x 17" cassette





  1. Right lateral decubitus view of colon to include rectum on 14" x 17" cassette (After #6, turn patient through the prone position to obtain #7.)

  2. Left lateral decubitus view of colon to include rectum on 14" x 17" cassette (Before taking this film, deflate rectal balloon, add two pumps of air to rectum, and remove enema tip.)

     
  3. Lateral rectum with horizontal beam (cross-table) with patient prone on 10" x 12" cassette
 


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