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What is barium swallow?

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3 Mar 2010

Barium swallow is oral barium sulfate.

Barium sulfate is in a group of drugs called contrast agents. Barium sulfate works by coating the inside of your esophagus, stomach, or intestines which allows them to be seen more clearly on a CT scan or other radiologic (x-ray) examination.

Barium sulfate is used to help diagnose certain disorders of the esophagus, stomach, or intestines.

http://www.drugs.com/mtm/barium-sulfate-oral-and-rectal.html

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