Gastric emptying study

This is a test to measure how quickly the stomach empties. Yuo must not have anything to eat or drink for four hours before the test and may also be asked to stop some medication. This test does not involve an injection; instead a small amount of a radioactive tracer is given in a drink of milk. This has no side effects.

You will be asked to lie down or sit in front of a gamma camera and images will be taken for up to an hour. After all the images are completed, the technologist will check them before you go home. We will not be able to give out the result of the study immediately but a written report will be sent to the referring doctor. There are no side effects from the test.