A single contrast study

Barium Meal Follow-through

→ A small bowel follow-through is a single contrast study.

→ It is often performed after an upper GI fluoroscopy study, as the contrast column moves from the stomach and duodenum to the small bowel.

→ The small bowel follow-through can be useful for evaluation of:

- Strictures

- Obstruction

- Diverticula

- Masses

- Extraluminal tethering

- Abnormal motility