Normal Solid Gastric Emptying Values

Imaging TimeLower Normal LimitaUpper Normal Limitb
0 minutes
0.5 hours70%
1 hour30%90%
2 hours60%
3 hours30%
4 hours10%
  • a For the lower normal limit, lower values suggest rapid gastric emptying.

  • b For upper normal limit values, a greater value suggests delayed gastric emptying.

  • Reprinted with permission from Abell TL, Camilleri M, Donohoe K, et al. Consensus recommendations for gastric emptying scintigraphy: a joint report of the American Neurogastroenterology and Motility Society and the Society of Nuclear Medicine. J Nucl Med Technol. 2008;36:44–54.