CME Sessions at EANM’06

EANM’06 – CME Session V

October 2, 2006, 08:00 – 09:30
Gastroenterology in Paediatrics

Moderator: L. Biassoni (London)

M. D. Mann (Cape Town)

Educational objectives:

  1. 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
    • salivagram
    • 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
    • constipation
  • Detection/exclusion of oesophageal injury after caustic ingestion
  • Meckel’s scintigraphy
  • GI bleeding
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

Key Words:

Child, hepatobiliary scintigraphy, oesophageal transit, gastro-oesophageal reflux, gastric emptying, pulmonary aspiration, small & large bowel transit, caustic oesophageal injury, gastrointestinal bleeding, Inflammatory bowel disease

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