Gastrointestinal Malignancies Prevention
This is a series of x-rays of the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine called the duodenum. Together, the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum are called the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, or upper digestive system. The x-rays are taken during and after drinking contrast material called barium . The barium solution is a thick, white, chalky, milkshake-like liquid. It coats the inside lining of your GI tract. This makes the GI tract show up better on the x-ray.
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a (Upper GI Series; Barium Swallow; Barium Meal)
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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases http://www.niddk.nih.gov
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