After the Test
After the radiologist leaves, the technologist may have to take more pictures. Once the radiologist gets the information needed, the exam will end. Your child can then clean up and get dressed in the bathroom before you go home.
After the test, it is important to have your child drink a lot to help get the barium out of their body. Water, juices and Kool-Aid work best. It is possible that when they go to the bathroom it may look white for the next day or two. This is normal; it is just the contrast leaving the body. The more your child drinks, the faster the white color will fade. Also, your child can return to school as soon as they feel up to it.
After the images have been reviewed by the radiologist, the results will be reported directly to your referring physician. Your referring physician will discuss the findings and the plan of care with you.