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Hida Scan Normal Range
My HIDA scan results show 30% functioning and I was told it was not within the normal range yesterday after the scan. My doc. Np says this is normal?
Borderline result?: Surgeons may consider cholecystectomy appropriate to your symptom presentation and database (lab results, other x-rays, exam). Certainly if your liver tests are abnormal further liver/biliary testing will likely be recommended. See your doctor who can direct you to the next appropriate test. ...Read more
Patient is injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile. Some of this is stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin is a natural hormone slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 50% ...Read more
HIDA scan: If you are describing the fraction of gallbladder emptying, 95% is fine. There may be other causes for pain in the upper right abdomen. ...Read more
ER abnormal: On a HIDA scan an ejection ratio of 40% or greater is normal. ER of 1.25% is very low. This usually indicates gallbladder disease. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
No: It sounds like you had a CCK test with the Hida scan which is used to determine gallbladder function. The cutoff for the "ejection fraction" or the ability of the gallbladder to contract is considered to be 35%. Thus your ejection fraction, while on the low side, would still be within the range of normal. ...Read more
Us and. Hida scan all normal, except did show sludge, but I still have all the symptoms and the pain, now what? Getting frustrated
Probably not gb: Sludge or gravel in gall bladder does not usually cause symptoms and can disappear with time. Endoscopy, blood tests, and other imaging testing can examine stomach, large bowel and small bowel for possible contribution to your symptoms. Abdominal symptoms can be related to stomach, pancreas, liver etc. Another option is to follow gall bladder diet with elimination of certain foods to see if helps. ...Read more
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
Results were normal from an ultrasound and hida scan, what else can I do to figure out what's wrong?
other G.I problems: If the ultrasound and hida scan are completely normal, it is very likely that you do not have any biliary tree problems. However, many other diseases may mimic some hepatobiliary diseases such as ulcers or inflammation of the oesophagus, stomach or duodenum. Blood tests may also be useful to rule out the presence of h.Pilori which may cause similar symptoms. ...Read more
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 more
I just had my HIDA scan results come back. The percentage is 76%, is this normal or is that considered an over active gallbladder?
I have 3-7mm gallstones. Hida scan shows gallbladder function normal at 53%. Will I need gallbladder removed?
Not neccesarily: Depends on if you have symptoms?Get a more detailed answer ›
Having intermittent gallbladder attack symptoms, normal ultrasound (no stones), HIDA scan showed GBEF: 90%. Is this a high number? Problematic?
Gall bladder: The ultrasound and gbef are reassuring. Yes normal. Do your best to eliminate fatty foods. No chocolate either. You may have crystals forming. Achieve ideal wt. Eat smaller meals. ...Read more
Is it normal to have bad diarrhea after a hida scan? They gave me an injection and a thick liquid?
Probably unrelated: The injection you received should not cause any side effects. I am not sure exactly what liquid you had, but it was most likely something high in fat concentration (ex: half-and-half creamer) to stimulate the gallbladder. If you are sensitive to fatty/milk-based foods, this is the most likely explanation. ...Read more
Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a normal ejection fraction %age on a hida scan? What's good, what's bad?
Greater than 35%: Normal ejection fraction in adults usually is greater than 35%. Significance of ejection fractions has to be compared to clinical signs and symptoms of patient. ...Read more
Gall Bladder EF was 15% 3 years ago and I just had a HIDA scan repeat... It was 63%. Does this mean I'm normal now?
Depends: On what you mean being "normal." But yes, your HIDA scan is now normal. These tests tend to be highly variable & the results can change from one day to another. If you have no gallstones on ultrasound, then your gallbladder is functioning normally at this time. ...Read more
I have had a ctscan. Hida scan and stress test all normal but still pain in middle chest. Right side. Is ef 89 normal for hida scan?
Hyperkinetic gb: 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 (above 80% ejection fraction) getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more
I have all the classic symptoms of a gallbladder problem. But my ultrasound and HIDA scan were normal. HIDA scan 94 percent. What else can cause?
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
When given cck during hida scan got very sick with some cramps. Results were 30percent function of gb. My gb us was normal. Should I have gb taken out?
Probably: Gallbladder with tc99m hida demonstrates extraction from blood stream of radiopharmaeujtical, then excretion into bowel with some storage in gb. Cck, cholecystokinin, stimulates gb to contract. Normal ejection fraction is usually above 35%.Getting symptoms from injection of cck and low ef of 30% suggests gall bladder needs to be removed. Us of gb can be normal without stones when gb has dyskinesia. ...Read more
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?
Having pain in upper abdomen. Negative for gallstones and normal hida scan. What else could it be?
Yes: Nausea can happen. See radiologyinfo. Org and type in hida. ...Read more
Had a hida scan and it was normal but my gall bladder was inflamed and now I need to go to GI dr. But I don't know why?
Biliary disease: Okay to ask your regular doctor "why". Biliary disease can be complex, so during the time you are having symptoms but not clearly diagnosed try a low fat diet and extra hydration, which helps decrease symptoms. If you develop fever or vomiting then more urgency to get tested. Be well. ...Read more
Feel very full after I eat, even very small amounts. No pain, just uncomfortable. Normal hida scan and endoscopy. Any ideas on cause?
Early satiety: Helllo! This is not uncommon and and is a very important symptom. The most serious issue to exclude is CANCER OF THE STOMACH manifested as inlet (GE junction) or outlet (GD junction) obstruction. This can be most easily and non-invasively done with BARIUM MEAL +/- GE endoscopy. Thanks ...Read more
I had a HIDA scan without CCK and it came back normal, but I am having severe gallbladder pain. Would the CCK have detected something else?
Maybe: HIDA without CCK looks for bile duct or for gallbladder blockage. Do you have gallstones on ultrasound? If you do have gallstones, then CCK testing may not be needed. Testing with CCK is used to identify how well the gallbladder is emptying. The CCK injection can be replaced by the radiologist having you drink fatty high calorie drink instead (like Ensure). ...Read more
I had a normal ultrasound for my gallbladder and a HIDA scan that shows a 93 percent. But the pain is getting worse and the CCK caused symptoms.
Uncertain: Pain without gallstones and a normal gallbladder ejection fraction is not a great idea to be thinking about getting your gallbladder out. Would see your doctor and make sure you are not having issues related to your stomach (like gastritis/reflux), your liver (like hepatitis), or your pancreas. ...Read more
My hida scan was 93% and it recreated some pain symptoms that I've been having. The doctor said that the results are normal but I've read that its too high. Any thoughts?
Hyperdynamic GB: One small study (28 pts) at a single site found that patients with typical biliary symptoms and a gbef> 90% have a hyperdynamic gall bladder. The study found that after cholecystectomy, 79%of patients experienced resolution of symptoms and 95% of patients experienced some relief. However, I would not recommend surgery based on a single study. More research is needed. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more
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