Endoscopy and barium meal are the principal investigations.
A barium swallow can also show the refluxing of liquid into the esophagus, and it may show whether the esophagus is irritated or whether there are any physical abnormalities in the upper digestive tract.
Gastric ulcers without any malignant characteristics seen on barium swallow have a specificity of more than 95 percent in ruling out gastric cancer.
Few patients had endoscopy or upper gastrointestinal barium examination in the follow up year.
Bains analysed the concentration of the element barium - a powerful tool for measuring ocean productivity - in sediments deposited across the boundary.
Cesium - 137, which decays to nonradioactive barium , is found in spent fuel elements from nuclear reactors.
This is the case for the superconducting material studied here, known as YBCO for its constituent elements: yttrium, barium , copper, and oxygen.
The videofluoroscopic swallowing study with barium is a multidisciplinary evaluation with collaboration between a radiologist and a speech-language pathologist.
A white liquid called barium is then passed through the rectum in the same way as the washout while the specialist views the bowel on an x-ray screen.
Many of these cavities contain good crystals of potassium, strontium, barium , rare earths, titanium, and niobium minerals.