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Gastric emptying quantitation, gastric emptying scintigraphy.
To visualize and assess the timeframe for gastric emptying to assist in the diagnosis of diseases such as gastroenteritis and dumping syndrome.
There are no activity or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to restrict food and fluids for 8 hr before the scan. Inquire about allergic reactions to eggs. No other radionuclide scans or procedures using barium contrast medium should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure. Protocols may vary among facilities.
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