During the test your child will lie on the X-ray table. Your child will be given an enema of special fluid called barium. This liquid will show up in the child's colon on the X-rays. After the enema is given, the X-ray technologist or doctor (radiologist) will take X-ray pictures of the child.
The test may be uncomfortable, but your child will need to lie still on the X-ray table. Privacy will be ensured. If your child is unable to lie still, our staff will assist your child in holding still.
This test lasts 30-60 minutes. You are encouraged to stay with your child during the test. Children are often more cooperative and less apprehensive when a loved one is with them. It is best to have another caregiver watch the child's siblings so you can be with your child. If you are pregnant, you will have to wait outside the room during the pictures.
It is possible that during the procedure your child may experience some discomfort. Please tell the doctor, nurse or technologist if pain occurs so it can be evaluated.