Consensus recommendations for gastric emptying scintigraphy: A joint report of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine

Thomas L. Abell, Michael Camilleri, Kevin Donohoe, William L. Hasler, Henry C. Lin, Alan H. Maurer, Richard W. McCallum, Thomas Nowak, Martin L. Nusynowitz, Henry P. Parkman, Paul Shreve, Lawrence A. Szarka, William J. Snape, Harvey A. Ziessman

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Abstract

This consensus statement from the members of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine recommends a standardized method for measuring gastric emptying (GE) by scintigraphy. A low-fat, eggwhite meal with imaging at 0, 1, 2, and 4 h after meal ingestion, as described by a published multicenter protocol, provides standardized information about normal and delayed GE. Adoption of this standardized protocol will resolve the lack of uniformity of testing, add reliability and credibility to the results, and improve the clinical utility of the GE test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-54
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Abell, T. L., Camilleri, M., Donohoe, K., Hasler, W. L., Lin, H. C., Maurer, A. H., McCallum, R. W., Nowak, T., Nusynowitz, M. L., Parkman, H. P., Shreve, P., Szarka, L. A., Snape, W. J., & Ziessman, H. A. (2008). Consensus recommendations for gastric emptying scintigraphy: A joint report of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology, 36(1), 44-54. https://doi.org/10.2967/jnmt.107.048116