This study investigates the movement of food as it is being digested in the stomach and how well the stomach empties either liquid or solid foods. It will show if there is a gastric motility problem or if there is an obstruction.
There are 2 types of studies.
A Gamma camera will be placed in front of the patient, over the stomach region and the progression of the water or food will be monitored over a period of time. The entire study can be up to 1 hour. There should be minimal movement during the procedure.
Before the Examination
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