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Breath Test for H. pylori: PYtest® C-14 Urea Breath Test (UBT)

By |2015-07-18T23:08:12+03:00May 23rd, 2014|Digestive System|

Indications Detection of gastric urease as an aid in the diagnosis of H. pylori infection in the human stomach and/or duodenum. Evaluation for H. pylori due to abnormal results on related studies. Contraindications The following may give false-negative results. Antibiotics within the last 30 days. Bismuth: Pepto-Bismol® within the last 30 days. Sucralfate within the [...]

Esophageal Transit Scintigraphy

By |2018-05-20T10:52:46+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

Esophageal transit scintigraphy (ETS) is a noninvasive, quantitative method of assessing esophageal motility. As many as 50% of patients with dysphagia who have normal manometry and barium examinations are found to have esophageal dysmotility on scintigraphy. Early studies reported a high sensitivity for detecting esophageal dysmotility, but later studies reported a lower [...]

Meckel’s Diverticulum Scintigraphy

By |2018-05-20T10:55:07+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

A Meckel's Diverticulum Scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine test that detects the abnormally-located gastric mucosa. Gastric mucosa is the mucous membrane layer of the stomach. Meckel's diverticulum is an abnormality in the small intestine that is present at birth.source: KidsMD Health Topics English: Meckel's Diverticulum Scan Instructions Arabic: Meckel's Diverticulum [...]

G.I.T. Protein leak Study

By |2018-05-20T10:57:28+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

G.I.T. Protein leak Study is for detection and localization of protein leakage from the blood stream into the intestine.The site of active protein leak is identified by leak of 99mTc-labeled HSA within the bowel lumen. Chronic protein leak bleed can be by intestinal lymphangectasia.  English: G.I.T. Protein leak Study Instructions [...]

Gastric Emptying Study

By |2018-05-20T11:03:11+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

Gastric emptying study is a test that evaluates the process of emptying food from the stomach. For a gastric emptying study, a patient eats a meal in which the food or beverage is mixed with a small amount of radioactive material. A "Gamma Camera" is placed over the stomach to monitor the [...]

Chronic G.I.T. Bleed Scan

By |2018-05-20T11:06:17+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

Chronic G.I.T. Bleed Scan is a means of detecting the origin of bleeding when a patient is being investigated for bleeding from the gut. The scan can be very helpful to the surgeon who may be able to stop the bleeding once the location of its source is known. Also, if a patient [...]

Acute G.I.T. Bleed Scan

By |2018-05-20T11:09:51+03:00May 12th, 2014|Digestive System, Nuclear Medicine|

Acute G.I.T. Bleed Scan is a means of detecting the origin of bleeding when a patient is being investigated for bleeding from the gut. The scan can be very helpful to the surgeon who may be able to stop the bleeding once the location of its source is known. Also, if a [...]