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Chest X-ray

A chest X-ray is used to examine the chest and the lungs and other organs and structures located in the chest.

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD) is a diagnostic procedure used to diagnose structural or functional abnormalities of the esophagus, stomach, and/or duodenum.

Upper Gastrointestinal Series

An upper gastrointestinal series (UGI) is an x-ray examination of the upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum.

Computed Tomography (CT or CAT) Scan of the Abdomen

A CT/CAT scan shows detailed images of any part of the body, including the bones, muscles, fat, organs, and blood vessels. CT/CAT scans are more detailed than standard x-rays and are used to assess the organs and tissues for for injuries, abnormalities, or disease.
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