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Nuclear Bladder Scan
Is the nuclear injection supposed to still be visable in a hida scan at the end? I don't have a gall bladder either.
The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more
Had a bladder flow and scan showed 16 ml per second emptied 271ml scan after showed 318 ml still in bladder what does it mean 31 non smoker?
Had my gall bladder out 10 months ago, 5 months ago exactly the same pains started had all the scans and tests done and everything appears normal?
Could be related: Annie, with your gall bladder removed, it is not going to be that problem, but when this happens and the usual tests (ultrasound, ct scan, labs) are normal (rule out retained stone), it could suggest a problem called "sphincter of oddi dysfunction." the only real way to diagnose is to remove the gall bladder from the equation. You will now need some GI testing to see if this might the issue. ...Read more
If a bladder scan indicates a volume of 300mls in an elderly pt does there need to be any type of urgent intervention if the pt is not in any pain?
Not necessarily: This is elevated but depending on the remainder of the what is going on clinically further observation may be undertaken along with continued encouragement to void. Alternatively, if significant concern exists over retention and possibly complicating kidney damage then either a foley or straight catheterization may be utilized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple test.: A bladder scan is a simple office test that uses an ultrasound to measure the volume of the bladder. Don't urinate prior to your visit...Wait until you see them and get permission first. You will lie back, and an ultrasound probe with some gel will be placed above your pubic bone. This may be repeated after you empty your bladder. This is different from a cystogram, which is a radiologic test. ...Read more
HIDA Scan...: Hida scan involves IV injection of a tc tracer. The tracer doesn't cause any side effects. Physicians look to be sure that the gallbladder and bowel fill with tracer to rule out cystic duct (cholecystitis) or common bile duct obstruction. Hida is performed with or without cck. Cck is helpful for chronic conditions to determine a gallbladder ejection fraction. Cck may cause cramping or pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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