Small Intestine and Large Intestine

  • M. Elizabeth Oates
  • Vincent L. Sorrell


The small intestine is always visualized due to the normal hepatobiliary clearance of the99mTc MPI radiopharmaceuticals. Duodenogastric reflux of radioactive bile and “hot” jejunal activity can cause reconstruction processing artifacts. The large intestine may be seen if intestinal motility is relatively rapid, or there is a long interval between injection and imaging.


Small Intestine Large Intestine Splenic Flexure Intestinal Motility Bile Reflux 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Elizabeth Oates
    • 1
  • Vincent L. Sorrell
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Department of RadiologyUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA
  2. 2.Division of Cardiovascular Medicine Department of Internal Medicine Gill Heart InstituteUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

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