A 54-year-old female asked:
Had a barium swallow showed a narrowing now need a CT scan what will this show also have a lump between my breast does not hurt but are these connect?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Dmitry Rakita answered
Specializes in Radiology
Unlikely: Barium swallow assesses the width and contours of the esophagus, the tube that connects your throat and stomach. Narrowing (presumably of esophagus) may be related to a variety of factors, many benign and some more concerning. Cat scan is an x-ray which spins around you and generates a 3 dimensional picture of the inside of your chest or abdomen. Endoscopy may also be needed for further assessment.
Answered on Jun 2, 2018
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