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J Neurogastroenterol Motil. 2011 Apr;17(2):189-91. doi: 10.5056/jnm.2011.17.2.189. Epub 2011 Apr 27.

How to interpret gastric emptying scintigraphy.

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Department of Nuclear Medicine, College of Medicine, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea.


Gastric emptying scintigraphy has long been the standard method for measuring gastric motility. Various methodologies for this study have been used including meal composition, patient positioning, instrumentation, frequency of data acquisition, study length and quantitative method. For accurate quantification, it is not important which method is in use, except that the methodology should always be the same and normal values need to be derived and validated for that methodology.


Gastric emptying; Methods; Stomach

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