Protocol Optimization of Gastric Emptying for Detection of Rapid Gastric Emptying

427Objectives: To determine the optimal cutoff timepoint for rapid gastric emptying. This is one of the items suggested for further investigation in the 2008 published Consensus Recommendations for Gastric Emptying Scintigraphy 1. Methods: In accordance with the National Standard Protocol (NSP), which is based on the consensus recommendations of the ANMS/SNMMI, patients were given a standard low-fat, egg-white meal radiolabeled with 1 mCi Tc99m Sulfur Colloid. Anterior and posterior planar gamma camera imaging was performed at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and 4 hours as per combined NSP and established Miami Method (MIA). Quantitation was performed at each time point using geometric mean activity of decay-corrected counts expressed as percent emptying and/or percent retention. The data from 1002 patients was analyzed for abnormal versus normal gastric emptying (GE) with special attention in determining the optimal time point for rapid gastric emptying. Results: In our large cohort of 1002 patients rapid GE was found in 81 patients at 0.5 h (
Source: Journal of Nuclear Medicine - Category: Nuclear Medicine Authors: Tags: Gastroenterology Source Type: research

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Source: Diabetes and Metabolism - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Diabetes Metab Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
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Source: World Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Tags: World J Gastroenterol Source Type: research
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