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A new method for studying gut transit times using radioopaque markers
  1. J. M. Hinton,
  2. J. E. Lennard-Jones,
  3. A. C. Young

    Abstract

    A simple technique for measuring gastrointestinal transit times using radioopaque pellets of barium-impregnated polythene has been developed and validated. A normal range has been established by studying 25 normal subjects; all passed the first marker within three days and most passed 80% of the markers within five days.

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