GI series; Barium swallow x-ray; Upper GI series
Definition of Upper GI and small bowel series
An upper GI and small bowel series is a set of taken to examine the esophagus, stomach, and small intestine.
David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 11/8/2010