A New Radioisotopic Technic for the Measurement of Gastric Emptying Time of Solid Meal

TAPAN K. CHAUDHURI, ALAN J. GREENWALD, ROBERT C. HEADING, TUHIN K. CHAUDHURI

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Abstract

The suitability of a radiopharmaceutical for measuring gastric emptying time of solid meal is described. The gastric emptying T1/2 value of solid meal in normal individuals has been established. Both animal and human experiments indicate 99mTc‐DTFA to be an ideal nonabsorbable marker for determining gastric emptying rate and for other gastrointestinal studies as well. Studies are now underway to determine gastric emptying time in patients with gastrectomy and gastrojejunostomy, vagotomy, pyloroplasty, etc.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Gastroenterology
Volume65
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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