After the Radiologist has seen the films the patient is able to go to the toilet. Some patients experience mild colic as the smooth muscle relaxant effect dissipates , but walking around or lying decubitus may assist. It takes several days to fully evacuate the barium.
Barium may result in mild constipation so you may wish to advise your patient to increase water consumption and fibre-rich food over the 7 days after the examination.
Unless you have requested the images they will be sent to the patient
A written report will be available on the day of the examination.