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 ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology