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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. Oscar Novick
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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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


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