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Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Hida scan showed gallbladder ejection fraction 33.4%. No stones but have constant pain x 2weeks and unable to eat. What is the likelihood of surgery?

Dr. Philip Woodworth
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Hida scan showed gallbladder ejection fraction 33.4%. No stones but have constant pain x 2weeks and unable to eat. What is the likelihood of surgery?

Pretty Good: Biliary dyskinesia is the most likely cause of your problem. See a surgeon to review all of your findings. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Dickson
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I'm a 31 year old male, had a HIDA scan on my gallbladder, my ejection fraction results were 13.7%. What am I looking at in terms of treatment?

Dr. Mark Dickson
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I'm a 31 year old male, had a HIDA scan on my gallbladder, my ejection fraction results were 13.7%. 
 
What am I looking at in terms of treatment?

Depends: If you are having symptoms of gallbladder disease, like upper abdominal pain or nausea, you will likely benefit from gallbladder removal. If you are not having those symptoms, you may be able to avoid operation--for now. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Michael Zadeh
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During a hida scan, what is a normal gallbladder ejection fraction?

Dr. Michael Zadeh
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During a hida scan, what is a normal gallbladder ejection fraction?

>35 %: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is usually over 35%. Anything less than this would be considered dysfunction of the gallbladder or biliary dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is considered a high gallbladder ejection fraction during a hida scan?

Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is considered a high gallbladder ejection fraction during a hida scan?

Usually normal: Hyperkinetic or hyperactive gallbladder is not generally accepted as a diagnosis. A small group of patients (63) was symptomatic with cck infusion with greater than 80% ejection fraction. 28 of these patients underwent removal of gall bladder. 97% of these 28 patients showed improvement in symptoms following surgery. . More published retrospective and prospective studies needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnon Rubin
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Dr. Luke Bolek
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Doctor ordered a HIDA scan without ejection fraction. What's the point if I won't see gallbladder ejection fraction?

Dr. Luke Bolek
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Doctor ordered a HIDA scan without ejection fraction. What's the point if I won't see gallbladder ejection fraction?

Rule out Acute Chole: The doctor ordered it to make sure your cystic duct is open and you do not have an Acute Cholecystitis, a common bile duct or small bowel obstruction. You stated that you have Gilbert's disease. Thus the doctor may also want to see if you have acute hepatocellular disease. The Ejection fraction will tell him if you do or do not have chronic cholecystitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Grover
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What does early homogeneous uptake of isotope within liver on a hida scan.. Is this ok? Also saod depressed gallbladder ejection fraction 10%

Dr. Scott Grover
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What does early homogeneous uptake of isotope within liver on a hida scan.. Is this ok? Also saod depressed gallbladder ejection fraction 10%

Normal: A hida scan is a gallbladder function test. The first medication is able to be followed as it goes through. The first thing seen is uptake by the liver. The liver takes the isotope out of the blood and dumps it in the bile. Once we see it in the gallbladder and bowel a 2nd med is given to tell the gb to work. The 10% is a decreased function of your gall bladder. Should be 50% +. See surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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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

Dr. Shari Jackson
Board Certified, Radiology
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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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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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I'm constantly nauseated when i eat! is it because my gallbladder is only functioning 15%? Had hida scan which showed ejection fraction of 15%

Dr. Fidias De Leon
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
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Yes: A low ef suggest gallbladder dysfunction, which may cause nausea and abdominal pain after meals. Check with your doctor for treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Conway
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Will a hida scan show if gallbladder is acute vs chronic. My ejection fraction 7% . Pain even when not eating .Some nausea. Vomited x1?

Dr. Daniel Conway
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Will a hida scan show if gallbladder is acute vs chronic. My ejection fraction 7% . Pain even when not eating .Some nausea. Vomited x1?

It does : In acute chokecystitis, the hida scan will typically show obstruction of the cystic duct (the duct to the gallbladder) this results in a nonviualized gallbladder. In chronic cholecystitis the gallbladder can be seen, meaning the duct is open. A stimulant is then given and the ability of the gallbladder to empty is measured. 50-75% ejection is normal. Less than 25% is considered dysfunctional. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
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Gallbladder ultra sound was normal w/NO stones... HIDA scan showed ejection fraction at 10%. I have frequent attacks, what are my chances of Gangrene?

Dr. Larry Grissom
Board Certified, Radiology
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Not common : Unless you have severe pain and fever, gangrene is unlikely. Avoid fatty and greasy foods. Gallbladder contracts when stimulated by fatty foods and this is when pain occurs (after fatty or greasy meals). ejection fraction is normally over 30 %. ...Read more

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