Upper Gi Swallow

An upper GI series is frequently requested when a patient experiences unexplained symptoms of abdominal pain, difficulty in swallowing (dysphagia

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An upper gastrointestinal (UGI) series examines the upper and middle portions of the gastrointestinal tract (intestines) using contrast material, fluoroscopy, and X-ray.

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A radiology technologist guides the patient through the upper GI series along with a radiologist (a physician trained in performing and interpreting x-rays).

Once the mainstay of radiology, the upper GI (UGI) series has lost considerable ground to other imaging tests in the past few decades, ultrasound and CT. It is used

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WebMD explains X-ray tests for digestive problems, including upper and lower GI exams.

Jun 28, 2016 · The gastrointestinal (GI), or digestive, tract extends from mouth to anus (see the image below). The division of the GI tract into upper and lower is a

Detailed information on barium x-rays, also called upper and lower GI series, including information on how the procedure is performed

An upper GI X-ray can help find the cause of swallowing difficulties, unexplained vomiting, abdominal discomfort, severe indigestion, ulcers, reflux, hiatal hernia

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An upper GI series (barium swallow)is a test used to visualize the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum. The test involves some exposure to radiation. To prepare

Read our article and learn more on MedlinePlus: Upper GI and small bowel series


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