Gastroesophageal reflux: how much imaging is required?

L. E. Swischuk, H. D. Fawcett, C. K. Hayden, J. N. Isenberg

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1137-1145
Number of pages9
JournalRadiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Volume8
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1988

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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Swischuk, L. E., Fawcett, H. D., Hayden, C. K., & Isenberg, J. N. (1988). Gastroesophageal reflux: how much imaging is required? Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc, 8(6), 1137-1145.