The Colon

  • Dina F. Caroline


The primary methods of Radiologic evaluation of the colon are plain films of the abdomen and the barium enema. The value of plain films is discussed in Chap. 24.


Ulcerative Colitis Acute Appendicitis Bowel Wall Acquire Immune Deficiency Syndrome Barium Enema 
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