Brief Article
Copyright ©2010 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. Dec 14, 2010; 16(46): 5861-5868
Published online Dec 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i46.5861
Figure 1
Figure 1 Scintigraphic images showing the composite images after meals with 60 mL and 180 mL, and the three proximal-distal image segmentations (ROIs) adopted. ROIs: Regions of interest.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Proximal and distal stomach curves of intragastric distribution according to proximal-distal segmentation ROIs 1, ROIs 2 and ROIs 3 for meals with 60 and 180 mL. Data are expressed as mean ± SE. ROIs: Regions of interest.
Figure 3
Figure 3 Both dominant frequencies (1 cpm or 17 mHz and 3 cpm or 50 mHz) can be observed overlapping in the signal of the proximal stomach (A), the power ratio of this signal indicated that there was a rearrangement of the maximum power of each of the frequencies (1 and 3 cpm) in agreement with the segmentation type B).
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Figure 4 The power ratios showed the presence of both frequencies (1 cpm and 3 cpm) in the proximal and distal stomach, and that their intensities depend on the adopted proximal-distal segmentation and on the meal size ingested. aP < 0.03 between 60 and 180 mL for both frequencies in distal region, cP < 0.005 between ROIs 1 and ROIs 3, eP < 0.05 between ROIs 1 and ROIs 3, gP < 0.05 between ROIs 2 and ROIs 3. ROIs: Regions of interest.