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Gastric Emptying Guideline - updated December 2014

This guideline must be read in conjunction with the BNMS Generic guidelines.

pdfBNMS Gastric Emptying Guidelines


The purpose of this guideline is to assist specialists in Nuclear Medicine and Radionuclide
Radiology in recommending, performing, interpreting and reporting the results of gastric
emptying studies. This guideline will assist individual departments to formulate their own local
protocols. This does not aim to be prescriptive regarding technical aspects of individual camera
acquisitions which need to be developed in conjunction with the local medical physics expert.
These guidelines pertain only to adult patients.