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Is the hida scan a reliable test?

Is the hida scan a reliable test?

Yes.: If acute cholecystitis/gallstones are still suspected after ultrasound, a hida scan can be used to see if the cystic duct is obstructed. ...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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Is hida scan accurate if you don't have symptoms/pain at the time of test?

Is hida scan accurate if you don't have symptoms/pain at the time of test?

Yes: A hida scan is used to evaluate for acute cholecystitis with an overall accuracy of 98% (pain or not)...Although it would be very unusual to have acute cholecystitis without pain. However, it can happen if someone has diabetes, is on steroids or other pain medications. ...Read more

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In 2010, i had a hida scan which was at 23%. In cctober, 2012, i had the test redone with showing 50%. I had no pain during the test but did later that day. Why?

In 2010, i had a hida scan which was at 23%. In cctober, 2012, i had the test redone with showing 50%. I had no pain during the test but did later that day. Why?

Probably normal: A gallbladder ejection fraction of more than 40% on a hepatobiliary scan ( 99mtc-hida scan) after fatty meal or cck intravenous injection is considered to be normal. If your hida scan is perfectly normal, the pain felt later that day is probably related to another cause and not to a hepatobiliary disease. You should talk to your physician about this pain for further evaluation, if necessary. ...Read more

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What is a hida scan and an mrcp test?

What is a hida scan and an mrcp test?

Nuclear, MRI scans: Hida is a nuclear medicine scan which looks at the functioning of your biliary system and and mrcp is an mr study that shows the anatomy of your biliary system. ...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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Hida scan showed slow emptying and now dr wants blood tests why?

Liver functions: Your physician will need to make sure your liver and pancreas are working properly, specially if you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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Can you drink 2 beers 2 days before a HIDA scan? The test is this Thursday

Yes: The alcohol should be out of your system in 2 days. Make sure you follow the directions give to your from your doctor or the imaging facility. ...Read more

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Had a HIDA scan and had nausea during the first injection and pain during the second. Failed test?

HIDA Scan: Although the results of a HIDA scan are usually expressed as a percentage ejection fraction of the gallbladder, having pain or nausea during the injections is sometimes a clue to gallbladder disease. You should speak with the doctor who ordered the test for further clarification. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had CCK HIDA scan today, diarreah and hour after test was done. Pain is worse since test. Any connection ?

Had CCK HIDA scan today, diarreah and hour after test was done. Pain is worse since test. Any connection ?

Maybe: The stimulation of your gallbladder at the time of the sacn should be over but it is possible you are still experiencing the effects of the test one hour after and IF YOU "PASSED" a STONE at the time of the exam pain may be worse now!! Soud like you should check in with the person who ordered the scan and convey these symptoms to them Hope this helps!@ Dr Z ...Read more

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HIDA scan done 7 days after sex- home preg test was negative day of and 2 days after scan. But what if to early for test to be positive? Worried

HIDA scan done 7 days after sex- home preg test was negative day of and 2 days after scan. But what if to early for test to be positive? Worried

Can retest in 12days: A urine pregnancy test, done correctly, gives a reliable result 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after missing a period. If done sooner, a positive result is likely real, but a negative result may be due to testing too soon, and thus lead to a repeat test. If a woman gets her normal regular period, then she is not pregnant, and a test is not needed. ...Read more