What to Expect During Your Gastric Empty Study

You will be given a meal consisting of:

  • 2 scrambled eggs
  • 2 slices of white toast with strawberry jam
  • 4 ounces of water

Immediately after eating the meal, an image will be taken of the stomach for one minute. Images will then be repeated for one minute at one hour, two hours, and four hours. It is extremely important that the patient not consume anything for the duration of the exam. In addition, strenuous exercise during this time also should be avoided.

You will be able to resume normal activity after the exam.