Nuclear scintigraphy in practice: Gastrointestinal motility

Lilja Solnes, Sara Sheikhbahaei, Harvey Ziessman

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this article is to describe the clinical utility of state-of-the-art gastrointestinal transit scintigraphy, including the standardized esophageal transit, solid and liquid gastric emptying, small-bowel transit, colon transit, and whole-gut transit scintigraphy, with an emphasis on procedure performance. CONCLUSION. Radionuclide gastrointestinal motility studies are noninvasive, quantitative, and physiologic diagnostic tools for evaluating patients with gastrointestinal complaints.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)260-266
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2018



  • Esophageal transit
  • Gastric emptying
  • Gastrointestinal transit
  • Gastroparesis
  • Intestinal motility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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