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August 1985

Disorders of Gastric Emptying in Humans and the Use of Radionuclide Techniques

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine (Drs Horowitz and Shearman) and Nuclear Medicine (Mr Collins), Royal Adelaide (South Australia) Hospital.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(8):1467-1472. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360080145022

• Associated with the development of methods to quantify gastric emptying, there has been an increased understanding of the physiology of gastric emptying in normal subjects and the pathophysiology and pharmacological treatment of gastric emptying disorders. The measurement of gastric emptying, using radionuclide-labeled food markers and a scintillation camera, has widespread clinical and research applications.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:1467-1472)