When a doctor suspects that there is a problem with your esophageal function they may need to perform a test to get a closer look. In order to do so, there are two tests that are commonly used, which include an esophagram and a modified barium swallow test. The doctor will recommend either test depending on the patient and the symptoms indicated. Below, we will highlight the main differences and similarities between getting an esophagram and a modified barium swallow test.
Fluoroscopy is used in many different types of examinations as a diagnostic procedure or in conjunction with other procedures. Fluoroscopy allows medical professionals to look at many different systems in the body to diagnose any diseases or issues in those systems.
Fluoroscopy is the study or moving bodily structures. A continuous x-ray is passed through the body and a moving picture is transmitted to a screen where it can be seen in detail. It is a basic form of x-ray that using a piece of equipment called a fluoroscope to observe organs and systems in real […]