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Milk Scan

Milk Scan

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Milk Scan, also known as Gastro-oesophageal reflux, is an innovative medical diagnostic procedure that assesses the rate at which the stomach empties milk or milk formula in infants. This test is primarily used to evaluate infants who may be experiencing feeding problems or gastroesophageal reflux. In infants, especially premature ones, the stomach and digestive system are often immature. This can lead to problems such as reflux, where stomach contents move back up into the esophagus, causing discomfort and feeding issues. Milk Scan helps in diagnosing these conditions and is crucial in ensuring the health and well-being of the infant.

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Note: Home Sample Collection is only for Pathology lab tests.

Milk Scan test procedure involves a small amount of a radioactive tracer which is added to the milk or formula that the infant is about to consume. The radiation emitted by this tracer is extremely low and poses minimal risk. A special camera is then used to take pictures of the tracer as it moves through the infant's stomach and into the small intestine. By following the proper guidelines, this test allows the doctor to see how quickly the stomach is emptying and if there are any abnormalities in the process.

Specific Instructions:

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    Fasting : Infants undergoing a Milk Scan usually need to fast for a short period before the test. Your doctor will provide specific instructions based on the age and health of your infant.

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    Medications : Inform the doctor if your child is on any medications as some might need to be adjusted before the test.

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    Allergies : If your child has any known allergies, especially to contrast materials, inform the medical staff.

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    Comforting Your Child : You might want to bring a favorite blanket or toy to comfort your child during the test.

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    Upon arrival at the hospital or imaging center, you’ll be directed to the nuclear medicine department.

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    The radioactive tracer will be added to a small quantity of your child's milk or formula.

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    Your child will consume the milk or formula.

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    Your child will be placed on the examination table, and a special camera will take pictures of the stomach area.

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    The scan typically takes between one to two hours.

Frequently Asked Questions

Milk Scan is a cutting-edge medical diagnostic technique that evaluates the rate at which the stomach empties milk or milk formula in infants.

The milk scan is also known as the gastro-oesophageal reflux scan.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux scan is a diagnostic test that can identify the presence of reflux in children, which is characterized by the abnormal regurgitation of stomach contents into the oesophagus.

Yes, the amount of radiation used in the Milk Scan is minimal and considered safe for infants. The benefits of accurately diagnosing and treating feeding problems and reflux typically outweigh the risks associated with radiation.

Sprint Diagnostics offers milk scan test at an affordable price of just ₹6200 at your nearest locations.

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