Gastric Emptying Study

Scan of the digestive systemThis procedure will evaluate how well food travels from your stomach to your intestines.

The procedure will take up to four hours.

Test Preparation

  • Nothing to eat or drink from midnight before the test.
  • Please call the nuclear medicine department if you have an allergy to eggs.

Exam Procedure

You will be asked to eat a sandwich that contains a radioactive tracer. Images will be taken immediately after you have eaten the sandwich for up to four hours.