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Diagnostic Procedures of the Digestive System

Diagnostic ProcedureDefinition
abdominal ultrasonography sound waves are produced to create an image of the abdominal organs
air contrast barium enema xray using barium then air into the colon for fine detail
barium enema (lower GI series) xrays are taken while barium is administered in an enema to visualize the colon and small intestines
barium swallow (upper GI series) barium mixture is swallowed while xrays are taken to visualize the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
colonoscopy visual exam of the colon by inserting a flexible scope through the anus, rectum, and colon
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) xray of the bile and pancreatic ducts using an endoscope
endoscopy visual exam using an instrument to view a body cavity or a hollow organ
esophageal motility studies record of movement and pressure in the esophagus
esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) gastroscope is used to visualize the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum
esophagoscopy esophagoscope is used to visualize the esophagus
fluoroscopy realtime xray of the organs to view their condition
gastric analysis laboratory study of stomach acids and presence of other substances
intravenous cholangiogram dye injected intravenously to study the common bile duct by xray
laparascopy lighted scope passed into the abdominal wall through a small incision to view the organs and any abnormal growths
liver biopsy excision of a small piece of liver tissue for microscopic exam
liver scan intravenous radiopaque dye enters the liver to be visualized for tumors and abscesses
occult blood test (stool quaiac) feces are tested by applying drops of dye which changes color if blood is present
oral cholecystogram xray of the gallbladder made visible by oral dye
ova and parasites (O&P) laboratory exam of feces for parasites or their eggs
paracentesis needle puncture to aspirate fluid for laboratory examination
percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTHC) or (PTC) contrast material is injected through the liver into the bile duct to view obstructions by xray
proctoscopy visual exam by endoscope inserted into the rectum to view the anus and rectum
sigmoidoscopy sigmoidoscope visualizes the anus, rectum, and part of the sigmoid colon
small bowel follow through (SBFT) timed interval xray using barium to examine the small intestines
Created by: kate8686