Barium Swallow


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Picture of a man drinking liquid barium

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.

ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine

Martin J. Gabica, MD - Family Medicine

Specialist Medical Reviewer Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

Current as ofOctober 9, 2017

Current as of: October 9, 2017

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