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Fluoroscopy: Barium Swallow and Upper GI Series

by Hetal Verma, MD
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    The lecture Fluoroscopy: Barium Swallow and Upper GI Series by Hetal Verma, MD is from the course Abdominal Radiology. It contains the following chapters:

    • Basics of Fluoroscopy and Barium Swallow
    • Upper GI Series

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    1. Modified barium swallow.
    2. Barium swallow.
    3. Small bowel follow through.
    4. Upper GI series.
    5. Combination of Upper GI series and barium swallow.
    1. Double contrast imaging uses two radiopaque material to distend the bowel.
    2. It uses x-rays in real time to perform a dynamic evaluation of the area being studied.
    3. The radiopaque contrast material is given to drink, injected rectally or through a feeding tube in order to study the GI tract.
    4. Real-time videos and static images are obtained in various patient positions as the patient drinks.
    5. Single contrast imaging is used most commonly to see filling defects.
    1. Barium sulphate is used most commonly for single and double contrast studies.
    2. Barium sulphate is available only in liquid form.
    3. Barium sulphate- is used for GI studies where bowel perforation is suspected.
    4. Barium sulphate is water soluble.
    5. Barium sulphate also used for genitourinary studies.
    1. An esophageal dilatation proximal to a stricture - esophageal cancer.
    2. An esophageal mass resulting in narrowing of the lumen - esophageal cancer.
    3. An outpouching of the contrast from the lumen of the esophagus - esophageal diverticulum.
    4. Gastric folds extending above the diaphragmatic hiatus - hiatal hernia.
    5. An outpouching of contrast from the stomach wall - gastric ulcer.
    1. Related to H. pylori infection.
    2. It is very common.
    3. It is commonly seen on the anterior wall of the duodenum.
    4. It is 100% benign.
    5. It causes weight gain.

    Author of lecture Fluoroscopy: Barium Swallow and Upper GI Series

     Hetal Verma, MD

    Hetal Verma, MD


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