The radiographic recording system

  • Giorgio Cittadini


Since the first steps of the Genoa technique, fluoroscopy is used mainly to follow the progress of the barium suspension, and to control the gaseous distention of the colon. It is performed by specifically skilled radiologists or by residents under supervision, but never by radiographers, in spite of the fact that formal training may enable this form of role extension, the radiographer-performed barium enema [1]. From a diagnostie point ofview, the evaluation of standard overhead radiographs, eaeh of them supposed to display the whole colon, and, when obtained, of spot radiographs, is of paramount importanee. Therefore, particular attention was paid to the radiographic recording system with referenee to contrast, resolution and format.


Familial Adenomatous Polyposis Double Contrast Barium Enema Radiographic System Barium Suspension Spot Film 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giorgio Cittadini
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity of Genoa School of Medicine San Martino HospitalGenoaItaly

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