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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

barium swallow

the fluoroscopic observation of the client swallowing a barium solution and its progress down the esophogus

GI series

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

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