Special Imaging


Upper gastrointestinal series.


Ba meal.


Results ready in 20 minutes.


Extra time: 20 MINUTES.


All working days

Test in Brief

Should be performed after 6-8 hours of fasting.

Exam Requirements

Patient should come or call for booking. Patient lies still till the end of procedure/exam.


Capture accurate patient information when reading request form to identify indications and contra-indications before the procedure/exam.


Patient lies still on the x-ray table. The part to be x-rayed is exposed to a small dose of ionizing radiation to produce pictures/ images of the inside of the body at different angles and positions, taking into consideration the region to be examined, type of exam and size of the patient. Images of good radiographic quality are printed & given to the radiologist for reporting. Doctors use it to diagnose the gastrointestinal tract for abnormalities.

Usefulness /Advantages

Is to try to find out what may be causing your symptoms (e.g. looking for stomach ulcers which give you pain.