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This person is drinking liquid barium before having a barium swallow study. The radiologist watches a video screen to follow the movement of the barium through the esophagus and to know when to take an X-ray picture.
Current as of:
June 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal MedicineAdam Husney MD - Family MedicineMartin J. Gabica MD - Family MedicineJerome B. Simon MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Current as of: June 17, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine & Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine & Jerome B. Simon MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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