Rated 5.0/5 based on 21 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Barium Swallow Xray

Share
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
1

1
I had a barium swallow xray and am going to have an upper GI scope soon. Radiolgy report indicated a filling defect vs an ulceration. Cancer?

Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
32 years in practice
3M people helped
I had a barium swallow xray and am going to have an upper GI scope soon.  Radiolgy report indicated a filling defect vs an ulceration.  Cancer?

Maybe: A filling defect means that something is protruding from the wall of the esophagus. Cancer is a possibility that needs to be evaluated by the procedure you are scheduled for. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
Dr. Anthony Filly
1,375 doctors shared insights

Roentgen Rays (Definition)

Roentgen rays are another term for x-rays, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation (other types include light and microwaves). X-rays are used to provide imaging with plain ...Read more


Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
1M people helped
2

2
How accurate is barium swallow xray vs upper endoscopy to detect stomach ulcer that i possibly had for 6 years?

Dr. Harold Fields
Board Certified, Family Medicine
56 years in practice
1M people helped
How accurate is barium swallow xray vs upper endoscopy to detect stomach ulcer that i possibly had for 6 years?

Ulcer: Upper endoscopy is much more exact as you have actual visualization of the gastric mucosa ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
4M people helped
3

3
What kinds of things can be detected by barium swallow X-ray test?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
47 years in practice
4M people helped
What kinds of things can be detected by barium swallow X-ray test?

Many things: In some circles barium swallow includes just throat/pharynx. Sometimes includes pharynx and esophagus. Pharynx examination looks for dysmotility, oropharyngeal coordination, aspiration of barium into airway, and possible obstruction to movement of barium column. Evaluation of esophagus shows dysmotility, irritability from gastroesoph. reflux, stricture, infection, diverticulum etc. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
17M people helped
4

4
How long does a barium swallow X-ray take?

Dr. Arthur Heller
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
38 years in practice
17M people helped

Minutes: Barium swallow evaluates the esophagus primarily, can take a few minutes. Can take longer to develop films and evaluate by the md barium meal (upper GI series), swallow more barium, evaluates the esophagus, stomach, upper small bowel; takes about an hour. Ugi small bowel follow through (ugisbft) looks at the esophagus, stomach and rest of small bowel-can take up to several hours. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
189K people helped
5

5
Has anybody had a X-ray barium swallow?

Dr. Joseph Maklansky
Board Certified, Radiology
19 years in practice
189K people helped

Yes: I am a radiologist. What is your exact question. There are different types looking for different things. There is a single and double contrast study. It evaluates swallowing the function of the esophagus and to determine if u have reflux or a hiatal hernia. It can also check for inflammation or ulcers or cancer. Be specific on ? ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
6

6
What does it mean when my X-ray image of the intestines showed up white without barium swallow?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped

It's hard to: speculate, based on very limited information. If what you are seeing is as 'white' as barium would be, you may have ingested something with radiopaque content, like Pepto-Bismol or Maalox. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped
7

7
Will a 2-3 inch cooked carrot show up on a normal chest x-ray? What about a barium swallow?

Dr. Michael Gabor
Board Certified, Diagnostic Radiology
28 years in practice
8M people helped

A carrot will: probably not show up on a regular chest xray. If it is stuck in the esophagus, it will show up on a barium swallow. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped
8

8
My throat hurts when I swallow. Do I need barium swallow X-ray test?

Dr. Mark Diamond
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
16M people helped
My throat hurts when I swallow. Do I need barium swallow X-ray test?

See Your Doctor: Before any tests, you should see your doctor and determine what needs done. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
9

9
Where do I go to get a barium swallow done?

Dr. Michael Korona
Board Certified, Interventional Radiology
28 years in practice
5M people helped
Where do I go to get a barium swallow done?
Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
10

10
Is barium swallow a very common procedure?

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
40M people helped
Is barium swallow a very common procedure?

Barium swallow tests: There are a variety of ways a barium swallow test can be conducted. The most common is simply having the patient swallow oral contrast while the radiologist watches the passage of barium down the esophagus. Sometimes different textures of barium are tested to see how each moves from the mouth to the esophagus and down. A modified barium swallow with speech therapist helps assess for aspiration. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›

Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified,
26 years in practice
2M people helped
Continue
85,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook