The patient should contact us for an appointment.
Optimal coating of the gastric mucosa is required during the barium meal. A six hour nil by month period ensures an empty stomach.
Please advise patients not to smoke or chew gum on the morning of the examinations, as this increases saliva & air in the stomach.
The test takes 30 - 45 minutes.
If there is concern that you patient may be pregnant please delay the examination until after their period or following a negative pregnancy test.