Barium Meal

Designed to study the esophagus, stomach and duodenum (at the beginning of the small intestine) and often recommended to eliminate reflux or an ulcer.

Granules, forming gas, will be given before the barium.

Examination duration 15 MINUTES

Examination covered by the RAMQ


Fast 12 hours before the examination. Do not drink, eat, smoke or chew gum. Do not take regular prescription medication until after the examination. You could be given Buscopan to relieve spasms (cramps).

When the examination is completed, drink plenty of water to remove the barium.