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Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan
Is it possible to have abnormal hida scan, but watch diet and live a normal healthy life without having gallbladder removed?
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 or 40%; however, I have seen many patients with bilary pain with "normal" results as well as patients with abnormal results but essentially no symptoms. The best place for hida is in concert with other tests (blood, u/s, physical exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I think I'm still having gallbladder issues I had a hyda scan done about 3,months ago it was 53% what should I do?
Gallbladder : You haven't given us any detail, but just because your ejection fraction is normal does not mean that your symptoms can't be from the gallbladder. It is particularly possible if you have actual gallstones or gallbladder sludge. You should return to your doctor if you're still having symptoms, or consider a second opinion, perhaps even on HealthTap, if you have your test results. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mainly imaging: HIDA scan involves fasting for few hours prior to study. Patient injected IV with radiotracer usually Technetium- hida which is extracted from blood stream by liver. Imaging continusously performed by nuclear camera positioned above the abdomen.Scan shows visualization of liver, bile ducts, gall bladder, bowel. Once gall bladder filled CCK injected IV for contraction and function of gb. ...Read more
Borderline: That means that after they stimulated your gallbladder, it ejected 29% of the radioactive tracer. Typically if it is less than 30-35% (depending on the lab), it indicates some type of gallbladder dysfunction as the etiology of a person's pain that may be helped by surgical intervention. However, since you are on the borderline, your physician will make a decision based on your clinical condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: There are different types of "reaction". Although very rare, it is possible to have an allergic reaction to one of the medicines used during the study..This reaction would have nothing to do with the gallbladder. If a medication is given in attempt to cause your gallbladder to squeeze down...And it is given to fast..It can cause spasm/pain...(as a normal reaction). So..No. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have asked many health questions on here this last year dealing with several health issues. I had a hida scan today and gallbladder is 9% means what?
Sick: Your gall bladder is sick. A normal gall bladder ejection fraction is between 35 & 70% stay in touch with your doctor. The information must be correlated with your symptoms and overall health and a recommendation based on your unique health issues will be given. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes for acute: The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less. A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a hida scan done today, didn't feel any pain with the cck injection. Does that mean my gallbladder is probably fine?
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