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Barium Swallow

This examination involves the drinking of a fluid dye (barium) which coats the lining of the throat and food tube down to stomach and helps to find cause for difficult or painful swallowing of food, heartburn or indigestion. Conditions like inflammation due to reflux acidity from stomach and early cancer are diagnosed.

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Barium Meal

Here the patient drinks barium which coats the lining of the stomach and first part of the intestine to assess for ulcer change and cancer. Patients usually present with loss of appetite, upper abdominal pain and nausea.

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Barium Meal & Follow Through

The patient drinks enough barium to visualize the stomach and small intestine to assess mainly the latter for recurrent abdominal pain and diarrhoea, bloating and vomiting. Inflammatory conditions like Crohns and adhesions after operation that block bowel are diagnosed.

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Double Contrast Barium Enema

The colon or large bowel is coated with barium and x-rayed without the need of any anaesthetic. Constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and bleeding in the bowel motion are all signs that could allow detection of diverticulitis, colon cancer or polyps.

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Small Bowel Enema (Enteroclysis)

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Hysterosalpingography (HSG)

The radiologist inserts dye into the uterus and whilst screening confirms that the uterine tubes are open especially useful if the women is finding it difficult to get pregnant. It is also a useful test to assess whether any congenital anomalies are present. These tests are carried out between the 9th and 12th day of the woman’s menstrual cycle.

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Venography

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Arthography

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Sinography

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