Two-point, timesaving method for measurement of gastric emptying with diagnostic accuracy comparable to that of the conventional method

Raghuveer K. Halkar, Andrew L. Paszkowski, Margie E. Jones, James R. Galt, Leonard R. Goldfarb, John G. Hunter, Andrew T. Taylor

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Abstract

Solid-phase gastric emptying is linear. Therefore, the authors calculated gastric-emptying half-time, the time for half of the ingested solids or liquids to leave the stomach, with the conventional multiple-point method and the proposed two-point method (at 0 and 120 minutes) in retrospective and prospective studies of 50 patients each. The result showed excellent correlation. Results with the two-point method were comparable to those with the multiple-point method, and the two-point method substantially reduced technologist and camera times.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)599-602
Number of pages4
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume213
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1999

Keywords

  • Stomach, motility
  • Stomach, radionuclide studies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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