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Upper G.I. Tract Biphasic-Contrast Exam (cont.)


  • Day before use: Soda Siphon filled with 1 liter of “bubbly barium” (96.8% W/V): 850mL Entero H barium, 100 mL water, 0.6 mL Mylicon drops. Refrigerate overnight.

    Day of use: Shake siphon well and add CO2 cartridge. Place siphon in bucket of ice. Shake siphon again vigorously before each use.

  • "Thin barium" (low-density, low viscosity) - 1 jug Barosperse powder (900 gm) add 900 mL water

  • Glucagon - 0.2 mg in 1 ml syringe (0.3 mg for new residents)

  • Balloon compression paddle

  • Lead glove or mitten (to cover hand when using compression paddle)

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