What is Upper GI Fluoroscopy?
Upper gastrointestinal tract radiography, also called an upper GI, is an x-ray examination of the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine (also known as the duodenum). Images are produced using a special form of x-ray called fluoroscopy and an orally ingested contrast material such as barium.
Why should one do Upper GI Fluoroscopy?
The GI Series Small Bowel may be requested to assess abnormalities in the gastrointestinal tract, which may include:
- inflammation of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum
- hiatal hernias
- abnormalities of the muscular wall of GI tract
- anatomical problems such as intestinal malrotation (a twisting of a baby’s intestines)
Is there radiation involved in Fluoroscopy?
Yes. Same as X-Ray, Fluoroscopy is an imaging test which involves a small amount of radiation to show pictures of the organs, tissues, and bones of the body.
How do I prepare?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.