In what situations are barium studies most helpful for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction

In what situations are barium studies most helpful for the diagnosis of small bowel obstruction?

Barium studies are superior to CT in diagnosing low-grade or intermittent small bowel obstructions.

The site of obstruction is identified more reliably by a barium study than with CT.

Barium studies are superior in determining whether a stricture in a patient with Crohn’s disease is functionally obstructive.

Barium studies also are superior to CT in showing intraluminal tumors as a cause of intussusception/obstruction.

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