mucosal relief radiography

mucosal relief radiography
radiography of the mucosa of the gastrointestinal tract in two stages: first a high concentration of contrast medium is injected; then when most of that has been evacuated, air or an effervescent substance is injected to inflate the organ; the light coating of contrast medium on the mucosal surface clearly reveals any abnormalities. Called also double-contrast r.

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