xray- used to identify location and structural appearance of organs or other space occupying masses within the chest, abdomen or GI system
used to observe shape & contour of empty organs & how these hollow areas fill with dye
the fluoroscopic observation of the client swallowing a barium solution and its progress down the esophogus
helps to identify difficulty in swallowing, oral aspiration & structural abnormalities of upper GI track.
upper GI series
also includes a radiographic observation of the barium moving into the stomach & first part of the small intestine