barium meal


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barium meal

a preparation of barium sulphate, which is opaque to X-rays, swallowed by a patient before X-ray examination of the upper part of the alimentary canal

barium meal

[′bar·ē·əm ‚mēl]
(medicine)
A suspension of barium sulfate taken orally to render the upper gastrointestinal tract radiopaque.
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Patients in Group C underwent diagnostic workup with Barium meal follow-through and Mantoux test, and were treated with anti-tuberculous therapy on outdoor basis.
He regretted the waiting times for barium meal X-rays and said: "Unfortunately there are considerable waits for most imaging procedures in this trust and more widely in England.
I had waited weeks for that barium meal and missed it because the transport didn't turn up.
Gastroscopy or barium meal radiography at any time during a patient's life was considered the investigation for confirmation of the diagnosis.
1] showed dilatation of stomach and barium meal [Fig.
Furthermore, intestinal penetration of the abscess was not observed with a barium meal study.
Abdominal survey barium meal radiographs showed intestinal distension with gas or faecal material (Fig.
Barium meal was carried out to localize the stomach and showed the presence of the stomach in the thoracic cavity confirming diagnosis of post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.
The following tests were performed: barium swallow, barium meal, barium enema, hexabrix swallow, gastrografin meal, voiding cystourethrogram, fistulogram, myelogram, nephrostomy and loopogram.
The children were subjected to a colono-scopy MRI scan and a lumbar puncture - otherwise known as a spinal tap - and a barium meal.