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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Barium meal at 6 months revealed 10% of the SG, and 24% of the CG had gastric outlet obstruction.
9) Our patient was diagnosed by abdomino-thoracic x-ray and barium meal study.
2]) Barium swallow 101 79 1 912 (62-347) (235-7 276) Barium meal 27 127 2 343 (38-395) (47-6 505) Hexabrix swallow 35 57 1 643 (7-242) (241-9 712) Gastrografin meal 12 75 2 689 (10-131) (167-6 979) Barium enema 31 177 5 062 (55-487) (519-20 296) Voiding cystourethrogram 106 63 1 560 (7-579) (130-1 626) Fistulogram 7 71 1 320 (9-155) (154-2 559) Myelogram 6 117 1 821 (1-292) (14-5 266) Nephrostomy 8 38 1 458 (7-179) (161-2 559) Loopogram 3 31 810 (22-49) (746-910) * Values of skin dose and DAP to the nearest integer.
Alternatively a barium meal, together with X-rays, can chart the progress of stomach acid.
For example, at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary it can take 15 weeks for a patient to have a barium meal to diagnose digestive disorders.
At the time, gastrointestinal examinations were largely dependent on barium meals and enemas, for which there was a waiting list of many months except for 'emergency' appointments, which some clinicians exploited.
At that time gastrointestinal examinations were largely dependent on barium meals and enemas, for which there was a waiting list of many months except for 'emergency' appointments, which some clinicians exploited.
He also ordered some youngsters to undergo unnecessary colonoscopies, lumbar punctures, barium meals, blood and urine tests and brain scans.
Dr Wakefield ordered some youngsters to undergo unnecessary colonoscopies, lumbar punctures (spinal taps), barium meals, blood and urine tests and brain scans.
He ordered some youngsters to undergo unnecessary colonoscopies, barium meals, blood and urine tests and brain scans.
It was also alleged that 11 children were subjected to a series of invasive tests, including colonoscopies, lumbar punctures, blood and urine tests, MRI scans and barium meals.