Would a daily rectal insertion of BaSo4 suspension prevent damage to rectal surface by scattered gamma rays, which results in irritable bowel syndrome?
The idea of the Barium sulfate is to prevent damage to your entire bowel; part of your bowel will be subject to some radiation. Barium is almost opaque to ionizing radiation (x-rays through to gamma rays) and a powerful neutron poison to prevent damage by secondary radiation daughter products.
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