Esophageal Disorders Program
Medical & Surgical Management For GERD, Cancer & Other Esophageal Conditions

Upper GI series

also called a barium swallow or barium contrast X-ray: diagnostic procedure in which the patient swallows a solution of barium, a compound that will appear inside the body during X-ray, so the physician may observe how fluid moves through the esophagus as well as the appearance of the stomach.