What is a Colon Transit Study?

A colon transit study is used to evaluate constipation.

How do I prepare for a Colon Transit Study?

Fasting from midnight and stopping any laxatives for 3 days prior to your appointment as well as throughout the week of your scan.

What happens during a Colon Transit Study?

You will be asked to come in on a Monday (usually around 9am) and will be asked to drink 1 cup of water which has a radiotracer in it. Once you have had the drink, you will be asked to go home and do everything as normal and come back in the afternoon for a 10-minute picture. You will then be asked to come back every day of that week (Tues-Fri) in the morning for a 10-minute picture.

Are there any side effects of a Colon Transit Study?


How long does a Colon Transit Study take?

Throughout the week, with 10-minute pictures taken every morning.

When can I expect the results of my Colon Transit Study?

Results will be ready the week after your scan.

Will there be any fee involved?

No, all our scans are bulk billed.

Please contact us with any questions you have.

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