Your child will drink a bottle or cup of fluid (1 or 2 ounces of milk or formula) that contains a special medicine. The medicine has no taste and no odor. For some children, this is followed by another bottle or glass (2-8 ounces) of milk or formula.
The child must drink these fluids in about 15 minutes. Then your child will lie on a soft table on his / her back while pictures are taken with a special camera underneath the table. These pictures take about one hour. If your child is unable to lie still, our staff will assist your child in holding still.
After these pictures, the doctor will check to see how much of the liquid has emptied from the child's stomach. If 61 percent or more has emptied, the test is finished. If less than 61 percent is emptied, you will have to wait one hour and another one-minute picture will be taken. During this time, your child may not eat or drink. You may wait in the waiting room or take a walk.
It is possible that during the procedure your child may experience some discomfort. Please tell the doctor, nurse or technologist if pain occurs.