The authors present a protocol for the selection of imaging studies for infants suspected of gastroesophageal reflux. In most cases, only a single imaging procedure is required. Three groups of patients are considered: those suspected of an esophageal or postgastric obstruction who require a barium GI series; those who appear to have reflux and a possible gastric obstruction in whom sonographic study of the gastric outlet is advised; and those suspected of aspirating in whom the possibility of reflux is studied by scintigraphy. Esophagoscopy and other studies are reserved for those refractory to therapy.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc|
|State||Published - Nov 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Radiological and Ultrasound Technology