Starship Paediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology
This is an x-ray test of the small intestine. Your child will have to drink some special milk (barium). If they are unable to drink the milk, a soft flexible tube (naso-gastric tube) is placed into their nose and then down into their stomach. The special milk is able to be seen on x-ray. X-rays are then taken of the intestine, the milk showing the outline of the intestine.
This test is done in the x-ray (radiology) department at Starship Hospital.
It is done to see if there are any problems with the small intestine (like Crohn’s disease or vomiting)