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Barium Studies of the Upper GI Tract

  • Harjit SinghEmail author
  • Janet A Neutze
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Abstract

Barium sulfate is commonly employed for radiographic visualization of the ­gastrointestinal (GI) tract. For the upper GI (UGI), the barium sulfate mixture is swallowed and traced radiographically as it passes through the oropharynx, hypopharynx, esophagus, and more distal GI tract. When there is a concern of perforation or obstruction, water soluble contrast should be used.

Keywords

Small Bowel Lower Esophageal Sphincter Esophageal Carcinoma Duodenal Bulb Barium Sulfate 
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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA
  2. 2.Pennsylvania State College of MedicinePenn State Hershey Medical CenterHersheyUSA

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