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Physiological and pharmacological interventions in radionuclide imaging of the tubular gastrointestinal tract.

Authors
  • Datz, F L1
  • Christian, P E
  • Hutson, W R
  • Moore, J G
  • Morton, K A
  • 1 Department of Radiology, University of Utah Medical Center, Salt Lake City 84132.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Seminars in nuclear medicine
Publication Date
Apr 01, 1991
Volume
21
Issue
2
Pages
140–152
Identifiers
PMID: 1862349
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Radionuclide studies of the gastrointestinal tract (GI) are used to measure GI function and to detect anatomic lesions such as Meckel's diverticuli. A variety of physiological and pharmacological interventions have been applied to both types of studies to gain a better understanding of GI function and to improve detection of disease. This article will review interventions useful in imaging the tubular GI tract. Discussed are the measurement of GI motility and function by gastric emptying and imaging studies for GI bleeding including the Meckel's scan. Interventions involving the hepatobiliary system are covered elsewhere in this issue.

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