Imaging of Gastroesophageal Reflux

  • A. Michelon
  • M. Penini
  • P. G. Giorgetti


Despite new imaging and endoscopic techniques, the study of the esophagus using barium contrast medium continues to be the fundamental radiographic analysis used for research into gastroesophageal reflux. Before illustrating how these techniques work, it is worth recalling some basic notions of esophageal anatomy.


Gastroesophageal Reflux Lower Esophageal Sphincter Barium Meal Bile Reflux Esophageal Transit 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Michelon
    • 1
  • M. Penini
    • 1
  • P. G. Giorgetti
    • 2
  1. 1.Radiological DepartmentBussolengo General HospitalBussolengo (Verona)Italy
  2. 2.Nuclear Medicine DepartmentCity General HospitalVeronaItaly

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