Upper GI Part 2
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Whats the kVP range for an esophagram
For an RAO esophagram, wheres the CR?
T5-T6 top of casette 2 inches above shoulders.
For soft tissue lateral, what is the SID? where is the CR?
- It's at 72 SID with the top of the casette to the EAM.
- CR perpendicular to C6.
What is an Upper GI for?
Examination of distal esophagus, stomach and duodenum
What are some clinical indications for an Upper GI?
- Peptic Ulcers
- Hiatal Hernia
- Acute/Chronic gastritis
Whats the Kvp range for a single contrast examination?
100 - 125 kvp
Whats the kvp range for double contrast examinations?
For an Obliquie UGI, how much do you rotate your patient?
Where is the CR for upper GI's?
Level of L1
For Asthenic Patients, do you go up or down a little bit with the CR?
Down about 2 inches for Asthenic. ( L2 )
For hypersthenic patients, do you go up or down on the CR?
Go up about 2 inches. (Level of T12 )
For upper GI's, where do you put the CR?
Level of L1 moved between Spine and Lateral Border of abdomen.
What do you see in RAO?
- - C loop of duodenum
- - Duodenal bulb
What do you see in a PA UGI?
- C-loop of doudeonum
- Pylorus in the center
- Body of stomach.
For a right lateral UGI, what do you see?
- Entire stomah and C loop visualized.
- Retrogastric space
What do you see in an LPO?
- Stomach and C loop visualized
- Obstructed view of duodenal bulb.
- Fundus filled barium
What is visualizeed in an AP UGI
- Stomach and C loop
- Diaphraghm for possible hernia
- Barium filled fundus
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