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Gastric emptying scan

Gastric emptying scan

Gastric emptying scan: A gastric emptying scan is a nuclear imaging technique to determine how well and how quickly the patient's gastrointestinal system is emptying a test meal that contains a radionuclide tracer; radioactivity is detected by a special camera that takes continuous pictures until gastric emptying is finished.

Symptoms Associated with Gastric emptying scan

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gastric emptying scan:

Diseases Associated with Gastric emptying scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gastric emptying scan:

  • Gastric obstruction (e.g. due to cancer)
  • Gastroparesis (failure to empty unrelated to obstruction)

Basic Information: Gastric emptying scan

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Gastric emptying scan' may be involved.

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