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Gut 10:842-847 doi:10.1136/gut.10.10.842
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A new method for studying gut transit times using radioopaque markers

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.