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Hida scan gallbladder glows on screen

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Depends: Are you having abdominal discomfort with bloating & nausea after eating? Do you have gallstones? Did the scan recreate abdominal problems? If you are ... Read More
Dr. Steven Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology 30 years experience
Probably.: The number is the gallbladder ejection fraction. You'r is abnomally low and this may be due to chronic acalculus cholecystitis. If you are symptomatic... Read More
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine 32 years experience
Maybe, maybe not: An ejection fraction of 15% is low and abnormal in our lab. But your doctor needs to decide if you need the gallbladder out by looking at other things... Read More

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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
General Surgery 34 years experience
Non visualized GB: If you have not eaten for awhile, you can see non-visualization of the gallbladder during a HIDA scan. It basically means that this is an inconclusive... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Possibly: I assume you had symptoms that made your doctor think to order that test. I tell my patients that if they have "typical" gallbladder symptoms and the... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Many reasons: Non visualization with acute pain can be acute cholecystitis or acalculous cystitis with cystic duct (duct from gb obstruction. If symptoms chronic, t... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes still possible: Gangrene starts with an abscess which can still occur.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Acalculous Cholecyst: Sounds like you meet the criteria for cholecystectomy. Talk with the MD who ordered the HIDA scan
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
Need gb challenge: CCK availability has been scarce recently. Certain fatty meals have been compared to CCK and validated in literature.You do need a challenge; I use Bo... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology 21 years experience
Not necessarily: Though some people with gallbladder abnormalities do feel pain upon cck injection, it is not 100%. This is just one of many pieces of information gai... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Gagliardi
General Surgery 28 years experience
Yes: A radionuclide scan (hida, pipida) is a study of the function and emptying of the gallbladder. We typically think of abnormal results as less than 35... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alain Ades
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Normal: That is totally normal. There is no such thing as an overactive gallbladder

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