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How is gastroparesis diagnosed?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Gastroparesis Dx

The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'.
That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic.

In brief: Gastroparesis Dx

The 'gold standard' is a radiology study called a 'gastric emptying study'.
That being said, certain conditions identified during upper endoscopy can be diagnostic. For example a large bezoar - a mass of undigested food (typically) is usually diagnostic.
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Nuclear Medicine...

Usually diagnosis is performed by gastric emptying study in the nuclear medicine department.
A standard solid meal which is radiolabeled with technetium sulfur colloid is ingested and then imaging is performed at certain time points. A percent gastric emptying is then calculated and compared to a database to determine if emptying is abnormal and the degree of abnormality.

In brief: Nuclear Medicine...

Usually diagnosis is performed by gastric emptying study in the nuclear medicine department.
A standard solid meal which is radiolabeled with technetium sulfur colloid is ingested and then imaging is performed at certain time points. A percent gastric emptying is then calculated and compared to a database to determine if emptying is abnormal and the degree of abnormality.
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