Gastrointestinal Studies in Grande Prairie - COMING SOON

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Your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is responsible for allowing food to pass through your body.

Your doctor may recommend this process if you are struggling to swallow properly, have consistent acid reflux, have severe indigestion, or are experiencing vomiting for unknown reasons.

Our radiologists have decades of experience diagnosing health problems related to the GI tract, and we are ready to help you find answers you can depend on. Please ask your doctor if this examination would be right for you.

What are Upper GI Studies?

A gastrointestinal study is a comprehensive look at your entire digestive tract. Using an advanced x-ray technique known as fluoroscopy, our team can map out the structure of your internal organs, including your esophagus, stomach and small intestine.

What is Fluoroscopy?

Fluoroscopy is the study of moving body structures – similar to an X-ray “movie” which is viewed live on a TV-like monitor.

What Can Upper GI Studies Detect?

During an Upper GI study, our radiologists will search for signs of:

What to Expect from Your GI Appointment

Preparing For Your Appointment

To prepare for your appointment, you may need to:

  • Fast for 12 hours
  • Stop taking certain medications

Instructions will be discussed at the time of booking.

These practices ensure our fluoroscopy machine can provide us with optimal images to provide you with the best possible diagnosis.

When you arrive for your appointment, you will be instructed to change into a hospital gown. Please make sure you remove any dentures or jewelry you may have on, as these can affect the quality of the images.

The technologist will explain the procedure and then position you as required on the x-ray table. You will first be asked to swallow a small number of fizzy gas granules and then to drink a barium solution (a chalky, white mixture), while the radiologist uses fluoroscopy to visualize the anatomy and function of your upper GI tract.

During the examination, your technologist will have you turn in different positions, in order for the radiologist to see all of the important anatomy of your GI tract.

There are different exams your Doctor can order for your upper GI Tract. Some take 10 to 15 minutes, while other exams may take up to a few hours. You will know before your appointment how long your exam might be.

Following the exam, your results will be forwarded to your doctor within 24 hours. It is strongly recommended that you drink plenty of water for the following few days to assist with passing the barium mixture.

This examination must be ordered by your doctor and is covered by your provincial health care.

Our Locations

Grande Prairie

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Our Address

9815 97 Street #108
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM5 PM
Friday
7:30 AM5 PM
Weekends
Closed

La Crete

Ultrasound Only

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Our Address

Unit 1A 10402 – 100 st
La Crete, AB T0H 2H0

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM4 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM4 PM
Friday
7:30 AM4 PM
Weekends
Closed

Peace River

Ultrasound Only

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Sunrise Medical Centre 6789 103 Ave.
Peace River, AB T8S 0B6

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8 AM4:30 PM
Weekends
Closed

High Prairie

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5101 38 street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Weekends
Closed

All Services

Contact Us

Our Address

9815 97 Street #108
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 8B9

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM5 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM5 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM5 PM
Friday
7:30 AM5 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

Unit 1A 10402 – 100 st
La Crete, AB T0H 2H0

Hours of Operation

Monday
7:30 AM4 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM4 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM4 PM
Friday
7:30 AM4 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

Sunrise Medical Centre 6789 103 Ave.
Peace River, AB T8S 0B6

Hours of Operation

Monday
8 AM4:30 PM
Tuesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Wednesday
8 AM4:30 PM
Thursday
8 AM4:30 PM
Friday
8 AM4:30 PM
Weekends
Closed

Ultrasound Only

Contact Us

Our Address

5101 38 street
High Prairie, AB T0G 1E0

Hours of Operation

Monday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Tuesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Wednesday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Thursday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Friday
8:45 AM5:15 PM
Weekends
Closed

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