The following tests are all used to diagnose cancer of the stomach:
In this test, a liquid called barium, which shows up on X-ray, is swallowed and used to outline the gullet and stomach.
This test allows the doctor to examine the inside of your stomach. An endoscope is fed into the stomach through the mouth and oesophagus to observe the stomach condition and take tissues for pathological examination.
CT Scan (CAT Scan)
A CT scan is another type of X-ray. A number of pictures are taken of the area and fed into a computer to form a detailed picture of the inside of the body.
Sound waves are used to create a picture of the area of the stomach and the liver. A small probe, like a microphone, which produces sound waves, is then passed over the area. The echoes are converted into a picture by using a computer. Ultrasound can be used to measure the size and position of a tumour.
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