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Barium Meal for children

Barium Meal or 'The Milk Shake Test'Show [+]Hide [-]

This x-ray is used to find out what is wrong inside your child's stomach.  

The examination takes about 15 minutes. If your child is a baby, this will be done lying down on the x-ray table. Older children may stand up for part of the examination.

For further information between 9.00am - 5.00pm, Monday to Friday, please contact one of our Radiographers on:

  • Tel: 0191 282 4429

For more details about Barium Meals, you can visit the website


You can also download a PDF leaflet about the Barium Meal to give your child more information.

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