Functional Imaging for Benign Conditions of the Gastrointestinal Tract

  • Gayane Aghakhanyan
  • Elisa Fiasconaro
  • Elisa Tardelli
  • Mariano GrossoEmail author
  • Italia Paglianiti


Radionuclide imaging of salivary glands is a noninvasive functional imaging modality that can assess perfusion, concentration, and excretory function of major salivary glands. The technique was first introduced by Boerner et al. in 1965 and subsequently modified by others [1].


Salivary gland scintigraphy 99mTc-pertechnetate for salivary gland scintigraphy Oropharyngoesophageal transit scintigraphy Liquid bolus and semisolid bolus for oropharyngoesophageal transit scintigraphy Gastric emptying scintigraphy Radiolabeled meals for gastric emptying scintigraphy Small-bowel and colonic transit scintigraphy Liquid-phase and solid-phase meals for small-bowel and colonic transit scintigraphy Gastrointestinal bleeding scintigraphy 99mTc-colloid 99mTc-red blood cells Heterotopic gastric mucosa in Meckel’s diverticulum 99mTc-pertechnetate for Meckel’s diverticulum scintigraphy 99mTc-disofenin for hepatobiliary scintigraphy 99mTc-mebrofenin for hepatobiliary scintigraphy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gayane Aghakhanyan
    • 1
  • Elisa Fiasconaro
    • 2
  • Elisa Tardelli
    • 2
  • Mariano Grosso
    • 2
    Email author
  • Italia Paglianiti
    • 2
  1. 1.Regional Center of Nuclear Medicine, Department of Translational Research and Advanced Technologies in Medicine and SurgeryUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Regional Center of Nuclear MedicineUniversity Hospital of PisaPisaItaly

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