This is a radiological examination of the stomach, oesophagus and upper digestive tract.
How do I prepare for this examination?
Adults: Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before until after the examination is complete.
Children younger than 2 years old: Hold the last feed before the examination.
Process: You will be asked to sit or stand while images of your body are viewed in real time on a monitor. X-rays are taken during and after the patient has swallowed a pleasantly flavoured barium suspension.
Radiographs are taken in a variety of positions that will clearly demonstrate the anatomy.
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