Colorectal transit study

What is Colorectal transit study?

Colorectal transit study meaning A test to show how well food moves through the colon. The patient swallows capsules containing small markers which are visible on X-ray. The patient follows a high-fiber diet during the course of the test, and the movement of the markers through the colon is monitored with abdominal X-rays taken several times three to seven days after the capsule is swallowed.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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