The book is for doctors in the field of radiology and it explains how to take history of patients to get their CT scans, MRIs, Fluoroscopy, Mammogram, Barium Meal
, and Ultrasound and X-rays.
Diagnosis was made by upper-gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy in 3 cases (complemented by abdominal computed tomography (CT) and a barium meal
), abdominal CT alone in 1 case, and plain abdominal radiography in 1 case (Figs 1-3).
A barium meal
study revealed a filling defect in the second part of the duodenum (D2) (Figure 1A).
X-ray was done and showed the stomach being located in the pelvic brim.
Gastroparesis was diagnosed if all the following conditions were present: (1) upper abdominal pain, early satiety, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, and other symptoms of indigestion; (2) no mechanical obstruction, peptic ulcer, erosive gastritis, esophagitis, tumor, or other organic diseases, as confirmed by endoscopy or upper gastrointestinal barium meal
X-ray; and (3) barium strip emptying test in the upper gastrointestinal tract revealed delayed gastric emptying.
Further, we conducted a follow-up barium meal
for 5 patients (those who were compliant with their follow-up appointments and presented themselves to our department), where 3 of these patients had dilated pouch, one had a disrupted fold, and 1 patient had no pouch dilatation.
Further radiological imaging with a barium meal
and follow through showed a holdup of contrast in the third part of the duodenum (Figure 1).
For confirmation of location of needle barium meal
was given and it was found that it had penetrated the dorsal wall of oesophagus and was situated outside of oesophagus (Fig.
The patients were investigated by routine investigations like upper gastrointestinal endoscopy, ultrasonography of the abdomen, barium meal
and CT abdomen in selected cases.
You could also have a barium meal
in which you swallow liquid barium to show the stomach clearly on X-ray.
But after being told to return for a specialist "Barium Meal
" X-ray, things took a tragic turn for the worst.