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Gastric Emptying

* Inform your physician if you are pregnant or breast feeding.

You have been scheduled for a Gastric Emptying study which involves the use of a small amount of radioactive material.  The level of radioactivity used is extremely low and has no side effects.

You will be positioned next to a special detector called a gamma camera.  The camera does not produce any radiation.  It will be placed close to the part of your body being imaged.

Patient Preparation

No food or drink after midnight.

Procedure

You will be asked to consume a solid meal of scrambled eggs with medication mixed into the meal.  Painless images will be obtained for approximately 4 hours.

 

Reviewed and Approved:
Kirk Frey, MD
Robert Ackermann
11/2011