The Alternative Faecal Tagging

Philippe Lefere and Stefaan Gryspeerdt

CONTENTS

4.1 Introduction 35

4.2 What is Faecal Tagging? 35

4.3 The Rationale of Performing Faecal Tagging 36

4.3.1 Improving Diagnosis 36

4.3.2 Improving Patient Compliance 36

4.4.1 The Preparation 36

4.4.1.1 A Low Residue Diet 37

4.4.1.2 Faecal Tagging with Barium 37

4.4.1.3 Mild Cathartic Cleansing 37

4.4.1.4 Instruction Folder 37

4.4.2 The Examination 38

4.4.3 Indications 38

4.5 Imaging Findings 39

4.5.1 Reading the Data Sets 39

4.5.2 Stool Tagging 39

4.5.2.1 Tagged Stool 39

4.5.2.2 Non-Tagged Stool 41

4.5.3 Fluid Tagging 43

4.5.4 Miscellaneous Findings 45

4.5.4.1 Mucous Filaments 45

4.6 Results 47

4.7 The Future: Laxative-Free CT Colonography 48

4.7.1 Principles 48

4.7.2 Results 48

4.8 Conclusion 48 References 48

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