Jerome B. Simon MD FRCPC FACP


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.


Lipase is an enzyme that helps digest fats. Its exact functions vary slightly depending on where in the body it is produced. The three different types of lipase are: Pharyngeal lipase, which is produced in the mouth and is most active in the stomach. Hepatic lipase, which is produced by the liver and regulates the level…

Barium Enema X-Ray

A well-lubricated enema tube is inserted gently into the rectum. Then barium contrast material is slowly put into the colon. At certain times, X-ray pictures called spot films are taken of different areas of the colon.

Technetium-Labeled Red Blood Cell Bleeding Scan

In a technetium-labeled red blood cell bleeding scan, blood is taken from you, and a small amount of radioactive material called technetium is added to the blood. The blood with the technetium is then injected back into your bloodstream. Red blood cells with the technetium attached to them accumulate at the location of…