My Gastro diagnosed my GERD/Barrett's Esophagus by doing an Endoscopy. From what I am aware of, a Barium x-ray won't show the redness/inflammation or irritation associated with GERD. I think Barium x-rays are used mostly to see what is going on in the small and large intestines.See my latest post from 7/29/03 about the Endoscopy I had yesterday.
I've been reading up on hiatal hernia and I did find in one of the articles that they can see a hiatal hernia with a barium x-ray, if your Doc has ordered the radiologist to take views of your esophagus/stomach besides the small and large intestines, etc.
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