Esophagus, GI Series, Barium Meal, Small Bowel Series
There is no standard or routine preparation which is suitable to all patients. Modifications are required, depending upon the conditions of the patient. Unless otherwise advised by the attending physician, follow the directions described below.
The Diagnostic Imaging department should be notified if a diabetic patient requires an examination which involves fasting. The department will then perform this examination before others, thus lessening the patient's discomfort.
NPO 12 hours prior to appointment.