Jerome B. Simon MD FRCPC FACP


Barium Enema

Discusses barium enema, a procedure used to help diagnose problems in the large intestine (colon and rectum). Covers why it’s done, how it’s done, and how to prepare. Looks at risks. Covers possible results.

Enema de bario con contraste de aire

Cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Todos los derechos reservados. En un estudio con contraste de aire, el colon primero se llena con bario y luego se drena el bario, dejando solamente una capa delgada de bario en la pared del colon. El colon entonces se llena con aire. Esta imagen de un enema de…

Bowel Transit Time

A bowel transit time test measures how long it takes for food to travel through the digestive tract . After you chew and swallow your food, it moves into your stomach, where it is mixed with acid and digestive enzymes. After your food leaves your stomach, it is squeezed through your small intestine, where nutrients are…

Amylase

Amylase is an enzyme that changes complex sugars (starches) into simple sugars during digestion. Levels of amylase in the blood can be used to help diagnose and monitor diseases, such as diseases of the pancreas and salivary glands, or to determine whether the intestines have been damaged. There are two kinds of amylase…

Enema de bario normal

Cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. Todos los derechos reservados. Esta imagen muestra un colon normal lleno de bario. El bario se ve blanco en la imagen. Las flechas indican las curvas normales del colon.