Photo 11-01-2012 09 02 25 (HDR)

Barium Swallow

11 / 366 – Another iPhone photo today. Today I visited St. Vincent’s Hospital today for a ent forĀ  for a Barium Swallow test.

This is a medical imaging procedure used to examine the upper GI (gastrointestinal) tract.

Standing up on the machine I was given some crystals to produce gas in the stomach and was then handed a compound to drink (not the nicest thing I have ever tasted). As I drank a radiographer tracked it’s passage down my throat.

It was an amazing thing to watch, especially when the whole machine swiveled around so that I went from a standing position to lying down.

Image source: Wikipedia

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