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Can you tell me about gastric emptying scan?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: Stomach function

Gastric emptying scans are either, liquid or solid.
Tc99m sulfur colloid usual isotope used with liquid or cooked with eggs/toast in adults. Patient lies on table with gamma camera either above or above and below patient. Imaging for liquid meal can be 1-2 hours and for solid meal usually 2 hrs. Study documents amount of stomach emptying and gastroesophageal reflux. Normal values available.

In brief: Stomach function

Gastric emptying scans are either, liquid or solid.
Tc99m sulfur colloid usual isotope used with liquid or cooked with eggs/toast in adults. Patient lies on table with gamma camera either above or above and below patient. Imaging for liquid meal can be 1-2 hours and for solid meal usually 2 hrs. Study documents amount of stomach emptying and gastroesophageal reflux. Normal values available.
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