Upper GI Series
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
Upper GI series facts
- An upper gastrointestinal series is an x-ray test used to define the anatomy of the upper digestive tract.
- Women who are or may be pregnant should notify the doctor requesting the procedure and the radiology staff.
- An upper gastrointestinal series involves filling the esophagus, stomach, and small intestines with a white liquid material (barium).
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