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I had test that was called esophagram and air contrast upper GI exam. Can you tell me what diffuse rugal prominence in the stomach suggesting hypertrophic gastritis. What is it that they saw on the X-ray? Do you know what that is? Thank you for your time.

Hello, Sarah.

There are large folds in the mucous membrane of the stomach called rugal folds. Here is a good image:

Diffuse rugal prominence describes a pattern of the rugal folds that is symptomatic of hypertrophic gastritis.

Scroll down to the middle of this page for a definition of hypertrophic gastritis.

I cannot advise you on treatment. Ask your doctor for her/his recommendation.

Hope you feel better soon,


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Delia White


I am not qualified to interpret diagnostic imaging or to diagnose disease. Please consult a physician for that information. I am the photographer. I can tell you what to expect during most MRI, CT and X-ray procedures.


I now have more than 30 years experience in diagnostic imaging. My specialty is MRI. I am also very familiar with CT and the way we used to take x-rays (everything's digital now)!

I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Radiologic Technology.

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