Upper GI and small bowel series

Alternative Names

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

Barium ingestion
Stomach cancer, X-ray
Stomach ulcer, X-ray
Volvulus - X-ray
Small intestine

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