Functional Ultrasound of the Gastrointestinal Tract

Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Functional ultrasound of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract includes studies of gastroduodenal and gallbladder motility and flow of luminal contents within the upper GI tract. Furthermore, it includes the effect of different meals and pharmacological intervention. Nutritional imaging comprimises ultrasound imaging to study the effects of nutrition such as fat, proteins and glucose on the function of the GI tract.


Single Photon Emission Compute Tomography Gastric Emptying Gastric Wall Functional Dyspepsia Proximal Stomach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Gastroenterology, National Centre for Ultrasound in GastroenterologyHaukeland University Hospital, Institute of Medicine, University of BergenBergenNorway

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