EANM’06 – CME Session V
October 2, 2006, 08:00 – 09:30
Gastroenterology in Paediatrics
Moderator: L. Biassoni (London)
- To provide Nuclear Medicine physicians who are asked to perform investigations on children but who do not work in an environment with ready access to paediatric expertise with an understanding of
- the clinical features and natural history of the common indications for gastrointestinal and hepatobiliary scintigraphy in children.
- the scintigraphic methods which are available.
- common patterns and the interpretation of the results.
The Main Topics to be covered
- Hepatobiliary scintigraphy
- with the emphasis on differentiation between neonatal hepatitis and biliary atresia
- touching on choledochal cyst and gall bladder anomalies.
- Normal and abnormal oesophageal transit, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastric emptying and aspiration including
- oesophageal transit using single swallow and multiple swallow techniques
- gastro-oesophageal reflux
- gastric emptying
- pulmonary aspiration
- common patterns of the above combinations
Topics to be covered in less detail
- Small & large bowel transit
- short bowel syndromes
- Detection/exclusion of oesophageal injury after caustic ingestion
- Meckel’s scintigraphy
- GI bleeding
- Inflammatory bowel disease
Child, hepatobiliary scintigraphy, oesophageal transit, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastric emptying, pulmonary aspiration, small & large bowel transit, caustic oesophageal injury, gastrointestinal bleeding, Inflammatory bowel disease