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Will a chest xray show acid reflux or the effects of it? Will the throat be seen as well or would that require another xray?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Barium swallow

A chest radiograph (xray) won't show acid reflux and may not show the throat region.
A barium swallow/upper GI series allows the radiologist to evaluate for gastroesophageal reflux and its effects. Endoscopy is also a good study but more invasive. The throat can be seen during the barium swallow and endoscopy.

In brief: Barium swallow

A chest radiograph (xray) won't show acid reflux and may not show the throat region.
A barium swallow/upper GI series allows the radiologist to evaluate for gastroesophageal reflux and its effects. Endoscopy is also a good study but more invasive. The throat can be seen during the barium swallow and endoscopy.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Barry Rosen
GERD is often associated with an enlargement of the hole in the diaphragm thru which the esophagus passes, called a hiatal hernia. Indirect evidence of such can be seen on these studies and may be very helpful in planning surgery.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Agree with Dr. Rosen.
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
Family Medicine

In brief: No, very little chan

Chest xr shows very little throat, unless large mass is present.

In brief: No, very little chan

Chest xr shows very little throat, unless large mass is present.
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
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Dr. Bekele Olbamo
Family Medicine

In brief: No

X-ray doesnot show.
Effects of acid reflux is seen by endoscopic exam.

In brief: No

X-ray doesnot show.
Effects of acid reflux is seen by endoscopic exam.
Dr. Bekele Olbamo
Dr. Bekele Olbamo
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