Radiologists within the channel Radiology Section perform and interpret picture taking studies of the tract, as well as the throat, esophagus, stomach, duodenum, bowel, colon, and biliary system. Specific procedures performed embody esophagram, upper gastrointestinal series, small internal organ series, enteroclysis, and each single and air-contrast enema. Plain films of the abdomen are taken during this section.
Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography or upper GI uses a form of real-time x-ray called fluoroscopy and a barium-based contrast material to produce images of the esophagus, stomach and small intestine. It is safe, noninvasive, and may be used to help accurately diagnose pain, acid reflux, blood in the stool and other symptoms.