Stomach and Duodenum

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Appointment: Recommended
Important Information,
Preparation:
Stomach X-ray Instruction Leaflet
Contrast Material: Required

Main Applications:

  • Inflammatory changes in the mucous membrane
  • Mucosal ulcers
  • Gastric wall motion (peristalsis)
  • Benign and malignant tumor
  • Rupture of the diaphragm
  • Reflux of the contents of the stomach into the esophagus

The Examination:

At the start of the examination patients are asked to swallow an effervescent powder. This creates air in the patient's stomach and makes it easier to view the stomach.

Patients are then asked to drink a cup of contrast material. The examination table is set in a horizontal position and patients are asked to roll over their axis at least once to distribute the contrast material evenly along the inner surface of the stomach. The combination of the contrast material and the air from the buffer powder makes it possible to visualize the contours of the gastric mucosa very well. After this preparatory step, X-rays are obtained with the patient lying face-down, face-up and on his/her side. The doctor monitors the entire procedure by fluoroscopy. It is important for you to drink large quantities of fluid after the fluoroscopy to avoid constipation. Your stool may be whitish for a few days afterwards.

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