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How can you specifically alter hida scan results?

How can you specifically alter hida scan results?

False positives: Variability in results depends on method of test, interpretative skills,patient symptoms. It is not perfect.If gb ejection fraction is low in patient with biliary colic , chronic gall bladder disease /biliary dyskinesia probable. With acute symptoms non visualization of gb means acute cholecystitis, surgical emergency.False positives prolonged fasting, tpn,alcoholism, recent narcotic, pancreatitis ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Hida Scan (Definition)

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


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In 2010 had hida scan results were 23%. In 2012 results were 50%. No pain during test but shortly after. Does gb get better or change from day to day.?

Can get better: The gallbladder can get better on its own, i've seen people with low gallbladder ejection fractions consistent with chronic cholecystitis get better without surgery. There also is a day-to-day variation in that it responds to recent meals, recent medications. Also, it is possible that the technique in 2010 was different than the technique in 2012. Timing of cck admin can greatly affect results. ...Read more

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Norman HIDA scan results but pain during CCK injection made my already pain ten times worse what does this mean?

Norman HIDA scan results but pain during CCK injection made my already pain ten times worse what does this mean?

Biliary colic: Recreation of symptoms following CCK provocation is superior to EF for the identification of underlying chronic cholecystitis. Indeed, a normal gallbladder ejection fraction does not necessarily rule out a biliary etiology of symptoms. ...Read more

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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 just had my HIDA scan results come back. The percentage is 76%, is this normal or is that considered an over active gallbladder?

Normal: Usually greater than 35% gb ejection fraction is considered normal. In some labs hyperkinetic gall bladder is contemplated when ejection fraction greater than 80%. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Hida scan results ejection fraction rates 30% at 30minutes 46% at 45 minutes and 50% at 60 minutes. I am very symptomatic with eating, recorecommendat?

Depends on how the : Gallbladder ejection fraction was performed. If the gallbladder contraction drug (cck or sincalide) was administered at a dose of 0.02 micrograms/kilogram over 1 hour, then a normal gallbladder ejection fraction would be greater than or equal to 38% at one hour. Unfortunately, there is variability in the % depending on exactly how it is performed. Check with your doctor for what normal is. ...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?

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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Is hyperkinetic gallbladder a recognized diagnosis? Hida scan result 97% w/ ruq pain and nausea for 2.5 months. U/s, egd, colonoscopy, and labs neg.

Is hyperkinetic gallbladder a recognized diagnosis? Hida scan result 97% w/ ruq pain and nausea for 2.5 months. U/s, egd, colonoscopy, and labs neg.

Not by most: 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 getting relief with removal of gb. More studies needed to convince most surgeons. ...Read more

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I have all he symptoms of gallbladder but im having pain in my left rib cage . My hida scan results were 60 % . Does this mean?Will my gldr be removed

I have all he symptoms of gallbladder but im having pain in my left rib cage . My hida scan results were 60 % . Does this mean?Will my gldr be removed

Normal hida scan: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is more than 50%. It is normal in your case. Unless you have a situs invertus ( in this case the liver on the left side instead of the right side) your symptom is probably not related to hepatobiliary disease, as demonstrated by your normal hida scan. It might be related to stomach, spleen or other thoracic problems. ...Read more

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