Gamma scintigraphy: a non-invasive imaging technique!

 | Post date: 2021/09/20 | 
Scintigraphy is highly sensitive for lesion detection in various diseases. This non-invasive imaging technique provides a functional display of skeletal metabolism.
Furthermore, Scintigraphy is an option to assess the mobility of the entire gastrointestinal system. Although not as widely available, it is useful in the assessment of transit in the colon and proximal gut. Transit times obtained through scintigraphy are generated following consumption of a radiolabeled egg sandwich, and individual times are generated for the stomach, small bowel, and colon. These tests add value in surgical planning for slow transit constipation to ensure that the dysfunction is limited to the colon and does not affect the proximal gastrointestinal tract. 
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