Stomach Emptying

  • Preparation for the scan is required. Please contact our practice
  • Patient must fast for at least 6 hours prior to the test
  • No smoking 
  • Do not chew gum

 


Used to examine:

The movement of semi-solid food from the stomach to the intestine.


Adult:

Scan duration: Immediately then every 5 - 20 mins. Thereafter for 90 mins.
Eat Fybogel with Isotope

Child (0 - 4 years old):

Scan duration: Immediately then every 5 - 20 mins. Thereafter for 90 min.
Drink milk with Isotope


Phone our practice

How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.

Checklist:

  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)