Esophageal Reflux - Pediatric

To check if there is reflux in your child's esophagus, this exam will help make the diagnosis.

Procedure

You child will be given a small amount of radioactive material, which has no side effects, mixed with formula, milk or apple juice. Painless images will then be taken for approximately one hour. Once the images are complete, a nuclear medicine doctor will review them. Additional images may need to be taken later in the day or the next morning. An appointment for these images will be made and you and your child will be able to leave the department. You may resume your child's normal feedings after the first sets of images are complete.

Preparation

  • Your child should be hungry enough to drink approximately four ounces of formula, milk or apple juice.
  • Remember to bring the written order (prescription), for this test, given to you by your doctor.

Precautions

  • None