X-rays of the stomach allows the doctor to examine the esophagus, stomach and duodenum in real time and without invasive techniques.
Fluoroscopy is an x-ray of the stomach pharynx, esophagus, stomach and straight initial section of the duodenum produced using contrast medium (barium).
How is X-ray of the stomach?
X-rays of the stomach is made in real time and usually recorded in digital video by which the radiologist during the passage of barium can assess the condition of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, the structure of their Miscibility, contractility or distensibility, passage of contrast medium filling of.
On average, X-ray of the stomach lasts about 20 minutes. The evaluation of the results by the doctor takes several hours, but in complicated cases, the time of diagnosis can reach 24 hours.
The dose of ionizing radiation received by the patient in the study is very small, but still this method is performed using X-rays. However, X-rays of the stomach and other organs is very important, as it helps detect serious diseases such as ulcers, inflammation of the esophagus, hernia, scarring and even tumors.
X-ray of the stomach: preparation for research
- When holding an X-ray, the patient's stomach should be empty. This measure is needed to ensure the best quality of the image on a digital media. Therefore, before the procedure, you can not eat, drink, smoke, use medicines and use chewing gum.
- Before conducting a stomach radiotherapy, you should tell the doctor about allergic reactions to any medications, including barium.
- Before roentgenoscopy of the stomach and other organs of the gastrointestinal tract, all jewelry should be removed.
- In some cases, the patient is offered to drink a special effervescent liquid. It is necessary for gas contained in it to stretch the stomach.
X-ray of the stomach: benefits
The advantages of researching the upper sections of the gastrointestinal tract with X-rays include safety, accuracy and speed of evaluation of results. Of course, this procedure has certain inconveniences, but X (R) rays usually do not have any side effects in diagnostic ranges, and the benefit of a properly diagnosed diagnosis substantially exceeds the risk of the study itself.
X-ray of the stomach: contraindications
Contraindications to stomach radioscopy are:
- Pregnancy (as radiation can have a negative effect on the fetus);
- Allergy to barium-containing drugs.