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series of x-ray images taken of the large intestine after a barium enema has been administered.
barium enema (BE)
series of x-ray images taken of the stomach and duodenum after barium has been swallowed.
upper GI (gastrointestinal) series
radiographic (x-ray) examination of the bile and pancreatic ducts with contrast medium, fluoroscopy, and endoscopy.
endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP(
a procedure using an endoscope fitted with an ultrasound probe that provides images of layers of the intestinal wall. Used to detect tumors and cystic growths and for staging of malignant tumors.
endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
a blood test used to determine the presence of H. Pylori bacteria. The bacteria can cause peptic ulcers. Tests for H. Pylori are also performed on biopsy specimens and by breath test.
Helicobacter pylori (H. pyloir) antibodies test
a test to detect occult blood in feces. It is used to screen for colon cancer or polyps. Occult blood refers to blood that is present but can only be viewed microscopically. Trade names for commercial test kits include: Hema-Check, Colo-Rect, and Hematest.
fecal occult blood test (guaiac test)