Gastric Emptying Scan
A Gastric Emptying Scan evaluates how well the stomach empties after eating.
What to Expect
- The patient is given some oatmeal to eat with a small amount of radioactive tracer in it.
- The patient is placed under the camera and continuous pictures are taken until the stomach empties 50%.
- This test may take up to 2 hours.
- The patient should have nothing to eat or drink for 12 hours prior to the test.
- No narcotics 12 hours prior to test.