|Precipitated Barium Sulfate Powder|
|Molecular Weight||233.39 g/mol|
|APS||<3um( can be customized)|
|Density||4.5 g/cm3 (20 °C)|
|Melting Point||1380 °C|
|Boiling Point||1600° C|
Precipitated Barium Sulfate Powder
The suspension of barium sulfate often called simply barium, is a contrast agent used during X-rays. In particular, it is used to improve the visualization of the gastrointestinal tract (esophagus, stomach, intestine) on standard radiographs or computed tomography. It is taken orally or used rectally.
Side effects include constipation, diarrhea, appendicitis, and if inhaled, inflammation of the lungs. It is not recommended in people with intestinal perforation or intestinal obstruction. Allergic reactions are rare. The use of barium during pregnancy is safe for the child; however, X-rays can cause damage. The barium sulfate suspension is typically made by mixing barium sulfate powder. It is a non-iodized contrast agent.
Barium sulfate has been known since the Middle Ages. In the United States, it had reached a common medical use in 1910. It is part of the list of essential drugs of the World Health Organization, the most effective and safe drugs needed in a health system. The wholesale cost in developing countries is about $ 37.80 to $ 79.33 per kilogram. In the United States, treatment is not very expensive. Some versions contain aromas to try to make them taste better.