A lower GI series is a test conducted to diagnose problems with the large intestine. This test uses x-rays to detect a problem and is also known as barium enema. An x-ray creates an image using radiation and records it on a film or a computer. To make the images more clear, the intestines are filled with a chalky liquid called barium.
There are majorly two types of lower GI series:
A lower GI series is used to diagnose the causes behind the following things:
Once a GI series is performed, a person can expect the following:
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A lower GI series is done by a radiology technologist or a radiologist—a doctor who specializes in x-ray imaging—at a hospital or outpatient center.read more
To prepare for a lower GI series, patients must empty all solids from the GI tract during a “bowel prep,” which is usually done at home.read more