Nuclear tests

  • G. Sciarretta
  • A. Furno


The small bowel is difficult to explore by invasive techniques because of its anatomical position and loop conformation; therefore, a noninvasive imaging examination like scintigraphy may be particularly useful.


Inflammatory Bowel Disease Small Bowel Nuclear Test Ectopic Gastric Mucosa Loop Conformation 
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  • A. Furno

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