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March 10, 1951

INFLATION OF THE STOMACH WITH DOUBLE CONTRAST: A ROENTGEN STUDY

Author Affiliations

Minneapolis

From the Department of Radiology, University of Minnesota Medical School.

JAMA. 1951;145(10):696-702. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920280008002
Abstract

In recent years, with the nationwide development of various programs for roentgen examination of the stomach in apparently well persons, the problems inherent in the roentgen diagnosis of gastric lesions have become intensified. In our own hospital we have two such programs: One includes routine periodic roentgen examinations of the stomach on all patients over the age of 45 years with histamine achlorhydria1; in the other, gastrointestinal examinations are performed under certain conditions on well persons in a cancer detection center.1 With the increasing utilization of routine roentgen examination of the stomach in asymptomatic patients,2 the diagnosis of small lesions has become much more pressing than formerly. More small lesions or possible lesions are being discovered by virtue of the increased number of examinations and increased attention to apparently minor changes. The correct interpretation of such minimal findings presents a grave responsibility. The problem is not a

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