Gastric Emptying Scan - Regina Qu`Appelle Health Region

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Gastric Emptying Scan - Regina Qu`Appelle Health Region
Gastric Emptying Scan
Nuclear Medicine Department
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Do not eat for 8 hours before your test. You may have sips of water.
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For this test, you are asked to eat cooked egg whites, toast and jelly, and drink a small glass of water.
The egg is labeled with a radioactive tracer - it tastes the same as usual.
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If you have diabetes bring your medication to the hospital so you can take it with your meal.
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Stop any stomach medication 48 hours before unless this test is to check the effects of a new medication.
If you are not sure if you should stop your medication, call the Nuclear Medicine Department Regina General Hospital (306) 766-4295 or Pasqua Hospital (306) 766-2218. Take other medication
as usual.
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If you are on a antispasmodic or narcotic opioid medication please stop for 48 hours before your test.
Consult your doctor if needed.
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After you have eaten, we take pictures for up to 4 hours (with some waiting between pictures). This is to
trace the rate food leaves your stomach. Do not eat or drink anything between pictures until the test is
complete.
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Wear comfortable clothing without metal buttons and zippers, if possible.
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You do not need to have someone come with you to the hospital. There are no effects from this scan.
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Nuclear medicine scans do not use dyes. Allergies to Nuclear Medicine tracers are very rare.
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Do not wear lotions, aftershaves, perfumes, hair sprays, or other products that are scented. The Regina
Qu’Appelle Health Region operates scent free facilities.
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Call us if you are breastfeeding. You may need to stop after the scan for a few hours or days.
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Call us if you think you may be pregnant.
CEAC 0823
August 2016
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