UGI, Barium Swallow and/or Small Bowel studies
Do not eat or drink anything 6-8 hours before your exam time (small bowel studies can last from 20 minutes to over two hours).
BE, BEAC or IVP
Your physician should give you a script for a bowel cleansing prep. Do not eat anything 4-6 hours before the scheduled time of your exam. You may drink water.
Video Swallow or Modified Barium Swallow
There is no preparation for this exam.