GI series


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GI series


n.
gastrointestinal series: x-ray examination of the upper or lower gastrointestinal tract after barium sulfate is given orally or rectally as a contrast medium.
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Noun1.GI series - diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray
diagnostic assay, diagnostic test - an assay conducted for diagnostic purposes
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Armscor/Rock Island Armory GI Standard FS Though there are several variations in the company's GI Series, a traditionalist should look at the GI Standard FS, model 51421.
The upper GI series showed a frank extravasation of the oral contrast at the site of the proximal suture (Figure 2(a)).
"Other symptoms include weight loss, regurgitation of undigested food, vomiting--including vomiting blood--new or progressive heartburn symptoms, and pain in the throat or back, behind the breastbone, or between the shoulder blades." If you have these symptoms, your doctor may order diagnostic tests that include an upper GI series (X-rays for which you need to drink a barium solution to make your esophagus visible), or an endoscopy with biopsy to look for the presence of any cancer cells.
Physicians would bring their patients into the hospital to have their complete spine films, upper and lower GI series, and blood work out the yin-yang.
(4,10) Some centers perform a routine upper GI exam with water-soluble contrast 1 to 2 days following surgery to exclude an early leak, though leaks from the bypassed portion of the stomach cannot be ordinarily diagnosed with GI series and JJ anastomotic leaks may be difficult to demonstrate.
A pioneer in introducing the latest technologically advanced equipment in the Indian market , Tata Hitachi has migrated technology from the EX series to EX Super of excavators and ZAXIS series to ZAXIS GI series of excavators where features like online access to location of equipment, online health monitoring system, etc.
Patients enrolled in the study were restricted to a two-week post-op liquid/soft diet, underwent an upper GI series to confirm anastomotic patency (the degree of openness or exposure) at two weeks post implant, and received follow-up endoscopies at two and six months to visualise the anastomosis.
“It was not uncommon for a patient to be admitted and then waste time as an inpatient for a week or 10 days awaiting a simple CT scan or upper GI series,” commonplace testing that should have been taken care of in a much more timely fashion.
Upper GI series are too short in duration to adequately rule out reflux, and, since reflux can occur normally, the observation of reflux on an upper GI test can lead to false-positive interpretations of the test.