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Can there be any side effects of radionuclide scan of iliac bone?

Can there be any side effects of radionuclide scan of iliac bone?

Not usually: Sounds like bone scan. Injection of isotope tc99m mdp and visualization of skeleton looking for areas of abnormal uptake. Side effects include some bleeding from injection site. Isotope usually does not cause any allergic reaction. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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Gallbladder (Definition)

The gallbladder is a sac-like structure located under the right lobe of the liver. It is attached to the common bile duct via the cystic duct. The gallbladder can store bile when the bile is not needed, and can squeeze bile into the bile duct and intestine for digestion when a person eats larger ...Read more


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What do you advise if i had a scan on my gallbladder but something has shown up on my liver what could it be?

What do you advise if i had a scan on my gallbladder but something has shown up on my liver what could it be?

More information: Well, Gallbladder is next to the liver, therefore scan of the gallbladder could show any pathology existed in liver,too. there are variety of things that could have been, including Cyst, fatty liver, hemangioma, mass, infection, cirrhosis. You need to provide more information. ...Read more

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How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

Bismuth: Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago. Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan. ...Read more

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Do I have to fast when having a hipa scan with gallbladder ejection fraction?

Do I have to fast when having a hipa scan with gallbladder ejection fraction?

Yes: Before having a 99mtc-hida scan to evaluate gallbladder ejection fraction ( function) or patency of intra or extra biliary tree, it is always recommanded to fast at least4-6 hours, in order to better evaluate the gallbladder contraction. ...Read more

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Am having gallbladder symptoms but labs and ultrasounds are normal why? Get hida scan on monday

Am having gallbladder symptoms but labs and ultrasounds are normal why? Get hida scan on monday

Diagnostic tests : Are helpful only when they are positive. If you have typical gallbladder symptoms, it could still be the problem. If all studies are negative, consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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I had a negative ultrasound and HIDA scan could it still be my gallbladder causing my pain and attacks?

I had a negative ultrasound and HIDA scan could it still be my gallbladder causing my pain and attacks?

Possibly: the ROME III criteria for abdominal pain without objective findings has suggested that if you have "classic" symptoms and have a negative CT scan, negatived upper and lower scope, negative HIDA and ultrasound with no other suspected cause for pain that it may be reasonable to remove the gallbladder. Patent needs to have low expectations and classic symptoms ...Read more

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What does ejection fraction means? I'm having a hida scan tomorrow because i'v been diagnosed w/a gallbladder sludge

Ejection fraction is: A measure of how effectively the gallbladder releases bile when it contracts. During a hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radioactive substance. Another medication is then given (cck) which stimulates the gallbladder to contract. A special camera measures how well the gallbladder empties. This is reported as a percentage. If abnormal, this may be a source of pain without gallstones. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a hida scan and was told that my gallbladder was filling up slowlyis that something to worry about?

What do you recommend if I had a hida scan and was told that my gallbladder was filling up slowlyis that something to worry about?

Depends on how slow: Not necessarily. Some patients take longer to fill gall bladder. If takes prolonged time, longer than 45-60 minutes, may be gall bladder disease. CCK injection for gall bladder ejection fraction is more important. ...Read more

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Is it my gallbladder?Tests normal. Awaiting scan but constant sharp pain right side worse when i breath in or walk? Don't have spasms

Is it my gallbladder?Tests normal. Awaiting scan but constant sharp pain right side worse when i breath in or walk? Don't have spasms

Right sided Pain: Those symptoms do not suggest gallbladder disease . They are more consistent with pleuritic(lung) origin. See your doctor for physical exam. ...Read more

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What can a hida scan find that an ultrasound cannot find? Aren't there multiple things other than gallbladder dysfunction? Ultrasound was normal.

What can a hida scan find that an ultrasound cannot find?  Aren't there multiple things other than gallbladder dysfunction? Ultrasound was normal.

A lot.: After the tracer is injected into a vein, it must circulate to the liver. The liver must remove it from the blood and put it into the bile, liver circulation and function assured. The tracer, now in the bile, travels through the bile system and into the gall bladder, checking patency of these. A gall bladder stimulant can be used to measure gall bladder function and ejection out into bowel. ...Read more

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Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

Does a low functioning gallbladder get better with diet? Hida scan showed only 17% functioning what's the chances of rupturing or gettinh gangreen?

unlikely: The good thing with seeing the gallbladder(you can't calculate an ejection fraction unless the gallbladder filled first) is that it is very good with predicting that there is not acute cholecystitis...So gangrene and rupture very unlikely at that time. However an ejection fraction of 17%, is low. This is most commonly related to a chronic disease, and indicates poor function. ...Read more

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Ultrasound & hida scan results are normal but classic gallbladder issue signs persist. Could there still be a problem w/ gb....Any tests left to try?

Yes: HIDA scan does not detect all gall bladder disease. If symptoms are characteristic and typical of biliary colic, usually surgery is beneficial. No additional tests. GB diet to relieve symptoms may be beneficial. Should consult your physician. ...Read more

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I had a Hida scan about three years ago. It showed my gallbladder was not working at all. The surgeon did not trust the test and felt it Wasn't my gallbladder. Can I have a gallbladder that doesn't work at all for over three years with only minor discomfo

I had a Hida scan about three years ago. It showed my gallbladder was not working at all. The surgeon did not trust the test and felt it Wasn't my gallbladder. Can I have a gallbladder that doesn't work at all for over three years with only minor discomfo

Yes: Hida scan has a high false positive rate, and is often unreliable. Therefore, it should be viewed in the context of other findings like ultrasound, liver tests and physical exam. And yes you could have a nonfunctional gallbladder for long period of time with minor symptoms and possible future infection with acute cholecystitis. ...Read more

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What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

What does a hiatus scan for gallbladder stones include?

If you mean a HIDA: scan it involves injection of a radiotracer that is taken up by the bile/biliary system and then taking xray pictures to watch the dye flow. From this information, a radiologist can tell if the GB is squeezing normally and if there is evidence of inflammation or blockage of normal flow. It is commonly used to diagnose biliary dyskinesia or to rule out cholecystitis in an acute setting. Good luck! ...Read more

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15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

Depends: Depends if symptoms related to biliary colic. Other alternatives are diet avoiding fatty foods that can cause gall bladder attacks. 15% is low ejection fraction for gall bladder and usually means chronic gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Should consult your physician for educated decision. ...Read more

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Dr. James Lin
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Gall Bladder (Definition)

Sac like organ that serves to store bile, a digestive detergent which is made in the liver. Typically contracts after eating and sends the stored bile down ducts to ...Read more