GI Diagnostic Procedures
Anorectal Manometry (measures strength of anal sphincter)
Colonoscopy (a procedure to look inside entire colon)  See video
Defecography (a test of bowel movements using barium)
Endoscopy (a procedure using a thin tube with a camera to see inside an organ)
Enteroscopy (a procedure to examine the small intestine)
ERCP (a procedure for examining the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, or pancreas)
Esophogealgastroduodenoscopy (EGD) (a procedure to examine the esophagus, stomach, or upper duodenum)
Gastroscopy (a procedure to examine the upper digestive tract)  See video
HDIA Scan (nuclear medicine scan to tract bile production and flow from the liver to the small intestine)
Lower GI Series (Barium Enema) (x-ray series to examine the large intestine, including the colon and rectum)
Sigmoidoscopy (a procedure to examine the sigmoid colon and rectum)
Ultrasound (a test using sound waves to examine various organs in the body)
Upper GI Series (x-ray series to examine the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum)
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Last updated: May 14, 2013