Upper GI study

Last revised by Andrew Murphy on 23 Mar 2023

Upper GI studies are a fluoroscopic evaluation of the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum


There are a number of indications for an upper GI study, including:



Upper GI studies are normally performed with barium, but water-soluble contrast may be used if there is a concern for perforation.


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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: gastric polyp
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  • Case 2: esophageal malignant stricture
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