White-Wilson Medical Center

Imaging Services Imaging Services

Your doctor has requested a barium enema examination of the colon (large intestine). In order for your doctor to see your colon clearly, it is very important for you to empty and cleanse your colon. Therefore, you need to carefully follow the barium enema preparation instructions below.


Patient must pick up Lo So Prep kit from the radiology department.
Instructions included on inside cover must be followed exactly as printed.

Children Ages 2 to 8

Light dinner the evening prior. No breakfast. ½ Dulcolax suppository 3 hours prior to study. Fleet enema if no results.

Ages 0 to 2 Years

No prep.