Gastric Emptying Solid Study

What is a gastric emptying solid study?

A gastric emptying solid study is a nuclear medicine test. It uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to produce images that determine how long it takes a meal to move through your stomach.

Why has my physician ordered this exam?

This test can help your physician diagnose the cause of abdominal pain, frequent vomiting, gastroparesis (delayed emptying), and other symptoms. A gastric emptying solid study may also be part of a preoperative evaluation.

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