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 examination, showing a gastric trichobezoar with extension into the duodenum.
Caption: Figure 2: Barium meal X-ray showing stenosis and irregularities in some parts of the intestine.
Caption: Figure 4: Barium meal of the same patient 4 years after surgery.
Caption: FIGURE 7: Duodenal compression of the third part (orange arrow) on barium meal and follow through (Case Report Two).
Patients in Group B were managed conservatively initially and upon resolution of the acute abdomen, they were subsequently investigated with Barium meal follow-through and Mantoux test for establishing a definitive diagnosis.
QI OFTEN feel queasy but no cause has been identified, despite scopes and a barium meal. I'm taking tablets and have improved my diet but I think it is due to eating too late, too quickly and too much.
The report also notes Dr Macklon made little or no direct attempt to speed up Mr Elder's barium meal X-ray, which was eventually brought forward following intervention from the chief executive.
She had been due to have a barium meal - a solution which helps when X-raying the upper alimentary canal - at 9.45am last Wednesday.
One such physician, needing to be able to differentiate visually between two barium meals fed to a patient, instructed the technician preparing the second barium meal to ask for a food color from the kitchen with which to color the second meal.
I have had a barium meal, X-rays and blood and urine tests which were all clear.
In 25% of patients, no investigations were performed; 75% of patients underwent endoscopy or ingested a barium meal. The predominant diagnoses in investigated patients were ulcer disease (39%), gastroesophageal reflux disease (49%), and functional dyspepsia (gastritis, normal aspect; 18%).
I was hospitalized twice and whole panels of doctors could not figure out what my illness stemmed from (I stopped short of a barium meal they wanted me to ingest--no thanks!).