Biomag 96 pp 628-630 | Cite as

Single and Multichannel Magnetic Field Measurements of Gastrointestinal Activity in the Pre- and Post-Prandial States

  • R. J. Petrie
  • P. van Leeuwen
  • B. Brandts
  • G. Turnbull
  • S. J. O. Veldhuyzen van Zanten
  • G. Stroink
Conference paper

Abstract

Current techniques for assessing gastrointestinal activity are highly invasive. These techniques such as radiology, scintigraphy and endoscopy yield results that are qualitative and non-specific. A method of evaluating GI function that is both non-invasive and quantitative is needed.

Keywords

Catheter Assure Xylocaine Crest Bran 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Petrie
    • 1
  • P. van Leeuwen
    • 2
  • B. Brandts
    • 3
  • G. Turnbull
    • 4
  • S. J. O. Veldhuyzen van Zanten
    • 4
  • G. Stroink
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of PhysicsDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada
  2. 2.EFMTBochumGerman
  3. 3.Dept. of PhysiologyRuhr UniversityBochumGermany
  4. 4.Dept. of Medicine, Division of GastroenterologyDalhousie UniversityHalifaxCanada

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