Upper Gastrointestinal Exam

What Happens During the Exam?

A radiologist will perform the U.G.I. exam. You will be asked to step onto a platform. Your radiologist or technologist will gently position you on a special tilting table. Initially the table will be in an upright position.

You will be asked to drink a fizzy substance, followed by barium. Using an X-ray machine, your radiologist will observe the barium as you are drinking. It will show the inner linings of the stomach. The table will be tilted down. You will be asked to turn in several different positions. During this time, some gentle pressure may be applied to your stomach.

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