10 - green arrow
Note: smoother mucosal surface
9 - red arrow
Note: feathery appearance
Note: The transverse and ascending duodenum are not well visualized due to overlying jejunum.
Collection of barium is narrowed significantly by the pyloric sphincter.
5 - purple arrow
Indentation in greater curvature is caused by the spleen
4 - yellow
Greater curvature of the stomach body
3 - blue arrow
Note: The sharp angle in the lesser curvature
2 - green line
Lesser curvature (upper margin of the body of the stomach)
1 - red outline
Fundus of the stomach filled with air. Some rugalfolds are outlined by the barium between them.
left posterior mediastinophrenicangle
rugal folds in the greater curvature of the stomach
name the view and subject
lateral view of the stomach
Barium in the transverse duodenum
Note: linear lucencies
barium fills the fundus of the stomach
longitudinal mucosal fold in the esophagus
Note: No more than 4 of these folds should be seen in the distal esophagus.
barium in the esophagus
chambers / sacculations between the folds
Note: The mucosal folds of the colon (plicae semilunarisor semilunar folds) are thicker and further apart than in the small bowel.
10 - red arrow
Some barium has passed through the ileocecal valve into the distal ileum
Note: The rectum is fixed in place in midline
Note: sigmoid colon is not fixed in place and may loop up into the abdomen.
Note: The descending colon is retroperitoneal and fixed in place laterally
Note: The splenic flexure is the highest point for the colon and is near the left hemidiaphragm. It does not indicate a margin of the spleen
Note: transverse colon is intraperitoneal, not fixed in place, may drop down to the pelvic bowl on upright films.