UGI series is an X-ray radiograph taken following the administration of water-soluble contrast. Real-time images are taken with fluoroscopy that tell us the ability of your esophagus to empty as well as detect the presence of any hiatal hernia.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE UGI SERIES?
Your gastrointestinal tract, also known as GI, is the channel that carries food through your body.
The UGI series is a sequence of X-rays that examine your esophagus, stomach and small intestine while they are in operation. This test can show if the patient has; an ulcer, hiatal hernia, cancer or other growths, enlarged blood vessels and other medical conditions.
Your surgeon can recommend a UGI if you are having difficulties or problems with your stomach or to assess frequent heartburn or stomach pain. Common symptoms may include:
- Gut pains
- Difficulty swallowing
- Stomach aches
Depending on the results of the UGI, your doctor may order additional tests, or you may be started on your treatment plan. Either way, the experienced surgeons at the New York Reflux Group will be with you every step of the way, guiding you to a resolution of your acid reflux.