Apparatus and Method for Automating an Enema with Controlled Distension
An apparatus and method are provided for use in administering a rectal contrast enema to a patient to prepare the patient for a medical procedure. A rectal catheter may be provided to facilitate administration of the enema preparation to the patient. The rectal catheter may include a retention balloon. A delivery mechanism may be provided to urge the enema preparation into the patient. A vacuum may be provided to remove waste from the patient. A gas insufflator may be provided to insufflate the patient's colon for a medical procedure such as a scan, and more specifically, a virtual colonoscopy.
VINING DAVID J [US]
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