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X-Ray Barium Meal (Upper GI) Test

X-Ray Barium Meal (Upper GI) Test

X-Ray Barium Meal is a diagnostic test that takes images of abnormalities of some inner body parts like, stomach, esophagus, and others. This test takes X-Ray type of images through radioactive rays. Normal X-Ray takes the images of bones whether barium meal is an advanced test that goes into the softer parts of the human body. The barium meal X-ray is called fluoroscopy. This advanced test method applies to view the radio-opaque tissues. By using the barium meal technique doctors want to visualize the irregularities of upper Gastrointestinal. Through radiography, the X-Ray image has been produced an exact condition of the spot.

The X-Ray Barium Meal diagnostic test needs a doctor's advice to be prepared. There is some proper instruction that has to be followed for getting the correct report. Generally, this test is referred to do in the morning, because the stomach has to be empty. An empty stomach is the primary and most important criterion of X-Ray Barium Meal Upper GI. Therefore, the patients can consume food, drink and even a chew gum after 10 pm before the testing day. If you have any medication is referred at that time, then that has to avoid that night. If the patient has any allergy, trauma, pregnancy or other medical conditions, then he or she must consult with the doctor. Wearing loose costumes and leaving a single piece of jewelry or accessory is mandatory.

The X-Ray Barium Meal is a test of upper GI of the human body. It means any issue that is related to stomach, small intestine and esophagus would be detected by this test. The doctors need to see the happening of that soft tissue area if the disease is not being removed by primary medications. The issues like;

  • Blockage
  • Ulcer
  • Tumor
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Scarring
  • Inflammation of the duodenum
  • Swallowing crisis
  • Sore chest or abdomen
  • Sever indigestion
  • Reflux
  • Unexplained vomiting
These symptoms and sicknesses are aroused for the abnormality in upper Gastrointestinal. Therefore, the barium test is applied to see the clear condition of that area.

The physician would give you a hospital gown to wear and check the accessories in your body. If this part is ok, then you would get some granules to clear the stomach again. Any gas or shit material is an obstacle to the clear picture. After clearing this part, the radiographer would see some primary images for the final check. The last step would examine that the barium reaches into the stomach or small intestine or not. If it arrived, then the final X-Ray images would be taken with the passing of barium contrast into the stomach. Note: The procedure has to be completed within 1-4 hours after barium injection.

Rs 900- RS 2000

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