Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Idaho. All rights reserved.
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.
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
Current as of
March 7, 2012
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
March 07, 2012
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