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Eur Radiol. 2010 Nov;20(11):2609-16. doi: 10.1007/s00330-010-1850-3. Epub 2010 Jun 30.

MRI for the evaluation of gastric physiology.

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Department of Radiology, C2-S Leiden University Medical Center, Albinusdreef 2, NL-2333 ZA Leiden, The Netherlands. i.m.de_zwart@lumc.nl

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  • Eur Radiol. 2010 Nov;20(11):2617.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Evaluation of gastric physiology (gastric emptying and motility) is important for the diagnosis of disturbances such as functional dyspepsia. MRI is a non-invasive technique that allows simultaneous registration of gastric emptying and motility.

AIM:

To provide an overview of the literature of studies that used MRI as a tool for evaluation of gastric function in both research and clinical settings.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

A MEDLINE search was performed (1990-2008) directed at the radiology and gastroenterology literature on gastric physiology. Key words that were used included: functional tests, gastric emptying, gastric motility, gastric physiology and MRI. Twenty-five articles fulfilled the inclusion criteria and were included in the analysis.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSION:

Over the last decade, MRI has developed as a reliable, non-invasive method for detailed evaluation of gastric emptying and motility without the disadvantages of ionizing radiation and without the use of intragastric catheters that influence gastric physiology.

PMID:
20585784
PMCID:
PMC2948165
DOI:
10.1007/s00330-010-1850-3
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