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Why did radiologist push on my small intestine, spleen, and gallbladder (while looking at screen) at the end of upper GI series ("barium swallow")?

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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
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In brief: The radiologist

is trying to push superimposed bowel loops apart in order to visualize the intestines more completely

In brief: The radiologist

is trying to push superimposed bowel loops apart in order to visualize the intestines more completely
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Better view

The radiologist is actually trying to splay out your intestines by pushing in those areas.
This allows the contrast to coat better the lining and allow better views of your intestines.

In brief: Better view

The radiologist is actually trying to splay out your intestines by pushing in those areas.
This allows the contrast to coat better the lining and allow better views of your intestines.
Dr. You Sung Sang
Dr. You Sung Sang
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