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Is drinking water ok before a stomach barium swallow test ? How long before is not ok ?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Usually at least 4 h

Some water is all right.
Normally should not eat food at least four hours prior to study so that artifactual densities do not appear in structures containing the barium.

In brief: Usually at least 4 h

Some water is all right.
Normally should not eat food at least four hours prior to study so that artifactual densities do not appear in structures containing the barium.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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