Upper Gastrointestinal (GA) and Small Bowel Series

Category: Gastrointestinal systemImage of human digestive system.

Subcategory: Contrast radiography

Material studied: Fluoroscopic and X-ray images

Cost: No charge for U of I students when done at McKinley Health Center. There is a charge if this test is done outside of McKinley.

Patient time for the test: 20 minutes – one hour for GI and up to four hours for small bowel

Reliability of test results: Good

Available as home self-test? No

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