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Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan

Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
Aspiration scan, GER scan, GERD scan, milk scan (pediatric patients).

Rationale
To assess for gastric reflux in relation to heartburn, difficulty swallowing, vomiting, and aspiration.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction. 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.

Normal Findings

  • Reflux less than or equal to 4% across the esophageal sphincter.

Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
N/A

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Citation

Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan." Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests, 7th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425144/all/Gastroesophageal_Reflux_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425144/all/Gastroesophageal_Reflux_Scan. Accessed July 17, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425144/all/Gastroesophageal_Reflux_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastroesophageal Reflux Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 17]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425144/all/Gastroesophageal_Reflux_Scan.
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