Posts Tagged ‘X-ray’

Upper gastrointestinal series

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Upper GI Series; Barium Swallow; Barium Meal)

Upper gastrointestinal series – Definition

This is a series of x-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum (the first part of the small intestine). Together, the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum are called the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or upper digestive system. The x-rays are taken during and after drinking a chemical called barium. The barium solution is a thick, white, chalky, milkshake-like liquid. It coats the inside lining of your GI tract. This makes the GI tract show up better on the x-ray.

Upper Digestive System

Barium enema

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Barium X-ray; Lower GI Series)

Barium enema – Definition

Barium is a milky fluid that absorbs x-rays. Barium will be placed into your bowels through your rectum. This is called an enema. Barium coats the lining of your lower intestines. This makes that area easier to see on an x-ray.

Barium Enema

Arteriogram

Written by Medicine and Health. Posted in Tests, procedures and surgery

(Arteriography)

Arteriogram – Definition

An arteriogram is a test that allows a doctor to see the arteries on an x-ray. A contrast dye is injected into the arteries to make them visible. The test makes images that can be used to diagnose and treat problems in the arteries.