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Barium Enema

Barium enema is a special x-ray of the large intestine, which includes the colon and rectum. Before x-rays are taken, a liquid called barium sulphate is placed in the rectum. Several films are then obtained.

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Esophagram(barium swallow)

The Esophagram or barium swallow is a test whereby a patient is instructed to drink a barium sulphate compound that enables the radiologist to study the function and appearance of the oesophagus and assess the swallowing process.

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Barium Enema

A Hysterosalpingogram (HSG) is an x-ray test that looks at the inside of the uterus and fallo-pian tubes and the area around them. During a Hysterosalpingogram, a dye is put through a thin tube that is put through the vagina and into the uterus. Because the uterus and the fallopian tubes are hooked together, the dye will flow into the fallopian tubes. Pictures are taken using a steady beam of x-ray as the dye passes through the uterus and fallopian tubes.

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IVP-Intravenous Pyelogram

An IVP is an examination which shows the urinary tract from the kidneys to the bladder.

Small Bowel Series

This is a study to evaluate the small intestine. It can be performed on its own or after an upper gastrointestinal series. Barium is taken orally, and then a series of X-rays are taken as barium flows from the stomach through the small intestine, to the colon.

UGI-Upper Gastrointestinal Series

This is a study of the oesophagus, stomach and duodenum. After drinking barium, the radiol-ogist observes a fluoroscope while placing the patient in a variety of positions. Films are ob-tained during and after fluoroscopy.

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