What is Barium Meal Up. Git & Follow Through?
The Barium Meal Follow Through test is an imaging test that uses X-rays to scan and photograph the stomach and small intestine after consuming a barium solution and helps to assess any abnormalities of the stomach and the small intestines.
Why is Barium Meal Up. Git & Follow Through done?
- • To evaluate the cause of any blood in the stools • To evaluate the cause of any change in your bowel movements • To diagnose any suspected cancer of the stomach and small intestine • To diagnose suspected diverticular disease or polyps or cysts of the small intestine • To diagnose the cause of any non-specific stomach pain
Preparation for Barium Meal Up. Git & Follow Through
- Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
- Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.
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