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What's is a biliary scan ? How long does it take? And what do they do

What's is a biliary scan ? How long does it take? And what do they do

HIDA / DECIDA: Billiary scan also known as hida or decida scan is study to assess functional status of gallbladder, excretory function of liver, and potency of bile ducts system. Study takes an average from 3 to 6 h and very important for treating physician and surgeon. Decision how to treat gallbladder disease is made accounting in major extent for study report. ...Read more

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Biliary (Definition)

Biliary means anything related to the production, storage, secretion, or flow of bile, whether in the liver, bile ducts, gallbladder, ...Read more


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Is a biliary scan a pipida or hida with cck injection?

Is a biliary scan a pipida or hida with cck injection?

Biliary scan=hida : Yes a biliary scan is a hide or pipida scan. Cck may or may not be used during the study. If they are going to calculate how well your gallbladder contracts to stimulation...They very likely will use cck. ...Read more

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11yo with hida scan gallbladder ef 0.0% normal initial biliary scan no detectable gallbladder ef reproduced pain with cck what s this mean my child?

11yo with hida scan gallbladder ef 0.0% normal initial biliary scan no  detectable gallbladder ef reproduced  pain with cck what s this mean my child?

Gall bladder disease: Cck is natural hormone that stimulates gall bladder to contract. If ultrasound exam shows no calculi or gall bladder thickening, this uusally means gall bladder dyskinesia. Gall bladder does not contract normally causing pain and the ejection fraction is low. The cck should have been injected in a slow intravenous dose at time of study. Treatment usually involves consulting pediatric surgeion. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia with a normal hida scan?

Is it possible for you to have hyperkinetic biliary dyskinesia with a normal hida scan?

Possibly: Most physicians in nuclear medicine and gastroenterology believe that increased ejection fraction of gall bladder is probably normal (above 35%). A well known nuclear physician reported small group of patients with hyperkinetic gall bladder getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more

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Is it possible to experience biliary colic, and kidney pain? I just had hida scan a few days ago waiting on results, didn't see gb fill at all.

Is it possible to experience biliary colic, and kidney pain? I just had hida scan a few days ago waiting on results, didn't see gb fill at all.

Biliary Colic: Biliary colic can lead to referred pain with pain in the abdomen, shoulder and back/flank. It is on occasion associated with pain in the area of the kidneys (the right flank specifically). You need to check with your doctor about the results. ...Read more

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Can biliary dyskinesia GB recover to normal after stopping meds that cause low ejection fraction? How long would it take to recover b4 new HIDA scan?

Not likely: You almost certainly have mechanical obstruction of the GB, even though this may be only due to thickened bile, sludge, or gravel, and may be intermittent. Medications or supplements have virtually no influence on this process. Low fat diet can lessen the severity of symptoms by lessening GB contractions. See your doctor. ...Read more

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When hepatic biliary radicals are dilated in a CT scan, what exactly does it mean?

When hepatic biliary radicals are dilated in a CT scan, what exactly does it mean?

There's a blockage : By "radicals" i assume you mean ducts. When a duct (pipe) is dilated it means it's enlarged. Imagine a stretchy soft pipe that normally drains liquid. If something blocks it, the back end will enlarge. The most common things that cause a dilated biliary duct are stones.:). ...Read more

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Hida scan shows clogged bile duct, but doctor says it's not biliary atresia, what could i have?

Hida scan shows clogged bile duct, but doctor says it's not biliary atresia, what could i have?

Several things: Biliary atresia is a congenital abnormality of formation of biliary ductal system seen in neonates and not adults. Common bile duct can be obstructed by biliary stone. Sometimes partial obstructions of duct can be related to stenosis caused by inflammation or dyskinesia of sphincter of oddi, where duct enters duodenum. Congenital problems such as choledochal cyst affects common bile duct in adults. ...Read more

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