Patient with the stomach cancer tends to show low levels of platelets, white blood cells, red blood cells. This results in the aneamia in patients. Complete blood count might reveal whether the bleeding is occurring or not.
A CT scan takes three dimensional pictures of the abnormal tissues from different angles.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging:
A MRI scan uses the combination of the magnetic and radiowave frequency to view the abnormal tissues.
An dye is injected in the vein or the patient is asked to swallow the dye and the results are observed.
A sound waves to create the picture of the internal organs to find out if the cancer is spread or not.
Abdominal ultrasound: with the patient symptoms it can be used to view the pancreas. But it cannot reveal the spread of pancreas.
Endoscopic ultrasound: in this method the doctor uses an ultrasound probe, and with the guidance of endoscope it is passed in to the small intestine and then into the pancreas to view the structures.
The patient is asked to swallow the liquid Barium. Barium gets deposited in the lining of the stomach ,
esophagus and small intestine.
If X rays are taken at this time it might show some blockages in the stomach and other areas clearly.
Ambulatory acid probe test:
It is used to find how long the acid backs up into the esophagus. An acid monitor is placed inside the esophagus and it is connected to the computer that is wrapped around the patient waist or shoulder.
Esophageal motility testing:
It is used to measure movement and pressure in your esophagus.