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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
47 years experience Family Medicine
A tough question...: Cck (cholecystokinin) is a hormone that makes the gall bladder contract - so you have to wonder if the process of the gall bladder emptying has been g ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience General Surgery
>35 %: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is usually over 35%. Anything less than this would be considered dysfunction of the gallbladder or biliary dysk ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: A radioactive tracer is injected into your veins. This is taken up by the liver and excreted in bile. It can then be followed using a camera to see th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
EF>35% normal: A gallbladder ejection fraction of greater than 35% is considered normal.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
One/ two phase exam: Hida scan is usually two part examination.First phase intravenous injection of isotope with technetium accumulating in liver, excreted like bile into ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mazen Ghani
23 years experience Radiology
HIDA scan: You'll change into a gown and will lay on the nuclear medicine scanner bed. A medication (radioactive tracer) is then injected into a vein in your arm ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Virginia Klaas
31 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Still normal range: Low normal means the results are still in the normal range, but tend to fall near the lower end of a normal curve.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Pain at the: injection site or abdominal pain? A standard HIDA scan should not induce abdominal pain. If you also received a CCK injection to check the gallbladd ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
17 years experience Nuclear Medicine
HIDA: Hida scan involves IV injection of a tc tracer. The tracer doesn't cause any side effects. Physicians look to be sure that the gallbladder and bowel ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
HIDA scan: If you are describing the fraction of gallbladder emptying, 95% is fine. there may be other causes for pain in the upper right abdomen.

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