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Your doctor has requested that pictures of your small bowel be taken. Please follow these simple instructions so that we may best serve you.

  1. Enjoy your supper.
  2. Do not eat or drink anything after 8:00 p.m. You may take your medications with a sip of water.
  3. Report to Radiology approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled time if you have not been contacted by the Admitting Office.
  4. You will be asked to drink barium and pictures will be taken at certain times.
  5. This exam may take several hours, generally between two and six hours.
  6. Eat normally after your exam, however, you will need to force fluids for 24 hours unless you have been advised to restrict fluids for medical reasons.