Imaging of the upper gastrointestinal tract: endoscopy or radiology?

Kasznia-Brown, Joanna; Karnati, Guru
March 2011
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Mar2011 Supplement, Vol. 72, pM39
Academic Journal
The article compares endoscopy and radiological techniques to determine the ideal method for diagnosing upper gastrointestinal tract disease. Details related to various radiological imaging techniques such as contrast study, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT), along with their strengths and limitations are presented. Careful clinical examination and detailed knowledge of available investigations is suggested to select the appropriate diagnostic technique.


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