Gastric Emptying Scan
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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.
- Mean time emptying of liquid phase: 30 min (range, 11–49 min)
- Mean time emptying of solid phase: 40 min (range, 28–80 min)
- No delay in gastric emptying rate.
Critical Findings and Potential Interventions
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Bladh, Mickey Lynn., and Anne M. Van Leeuwen. "Gastric Emptying 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/425276/3/Gastric_Emptying_Scan.
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastric Emptying Scan. Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. 7th ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425276/3/Gastric_Emptying_Scan. Accessed October 16, 2019.
Bladh, M. L., & Van Leeuwen, A. M. (2017). Gastric Emptying Scan. In Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425276/3/Gastric_Emptying_Scan
Bladh ML, Van Leeuwen AM. Gastric Emptying Scan [Internet]. In: Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 October 16]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Davis-Lab-and-Diagnostic-Tests/425276/3/Gastric_Emptying_Scan.
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