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Your doctor has ordered a scan to evaluate the function of your stomach. Please follow these simple instructions so that we may best serve you.

  1. Do not eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to your appointment. You may take your medications with a sip of water.
  2. Report to Radiology approximately 20 minutes before your scheduled time if you have not been contacted by the Admitting Office.
  3. In Nuclear Medicine, you will be given a scoop of egg salad with a small amount of radioactive material in it.
  4. After eating the egg salad, you will be asked to lie on a table while images are taken of your stomach.
  5. This exam takes approximately 2 1/2 hours. It is very important that you lie still for this exam.
  6. Following this exam you may resume normal activities.