Barium Meal

What is going to happen?
 
You will be asked to drink a cup of thin barium followed by a sachet of enos. This is done to distend the stomach somewhat and get good coating of the lining of the stomach by the barium. You may be asked to change position and roll over in an attempt to get adequate coating. This is done under fluoroscopy where the passage of the barium can be followed. Representative images are taken and stored. Female patients must be sure they are not pregnant.
 
When will I get results?
 
Following the test, the radiologist will look at all the images and then issue a report. All images will be stored on disc which you can take to your doctor.