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Barium swallow: Quiz


Question 1: ________ (GERD/GORD)
Peptic ulcerGastroesophageal reflux diseaseBarrett's esophagusAchalasia

Question 2: Barium sulfate is irritable outside the ________.
Ascending cholangitisHuman gastrointestinal tractColorectal cancerPeritonitis

Question 3: As with all X-rays, the barium swallow technique employs ________, and may irradiate the patient unnecessarily.
RadiationGamma rayIonizing radiationRadioactive decay

Question 4: The barium swallow should not be used unless required, and, although it cannot be replaced by ________ as for the barium enema, it should be avoided as much as possible for children and pregnant women.
EndoscopyRectumSigmoidoscopyHuman gastrointestinal tract

Question 5: A barium swallow is a ________ procedure used to examine the upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract, which includes the esophagus and, to a lesser extent, the stomach.
NeuroimagingFunctional magnetic resonance imagingMedical imagingRadiology

Question 6: This is commonly used with ________ (sodium bicarbonate crystals) to produce gas (see Reactions of sodium bicarbonate).
Sodium carbonateSodium bicarbonateSodium chlorideSodium hydroxide

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