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Nuclear Medicine Test For Gallbladder
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
The medical specialty of nuclear medicine involves the use of unsealed radioactive pharmaceuticals that can help image molecular flow throughout the body. The medical use of radiopharmaceuticals also includes the treatment of some cancers and bone pain. Nuclear medicine is separate from diagnostic radiology, which utilizes the use of external (sealed) radioactivity ...Read more
My hida scan was unable to be done due to the nuclear medicine staying in my gallbladder and not releasing into my bowel. Does this mean my gallbladde?
Need more info: If the scan was a hida with cck (sincalide) augmentation, and the gallbladder (gb) filled with radioactive bile and then did not empty when cck was given, the gb ejection fraction should be low, and that indicates gb dysfunction. If the radioactive substance (hida) did not even make it into the gb, it could be chronic or acute cholecystitis. Either way, please see your healthcare provider. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a gallbladder sludge and tomorrow have to have a nuclear med test for gallbladder. Will sludge show up on test? Will results show normal ?
No.: "sludge" is seen on ultrasound. The test you are having, a hida scan, watches the gall bladder empty. It's not as accurate as ultrasound for seeing fine details like sludge, but it sees if you have pain during the test, and the "ejection fraction" is low, it is abnormal, and usually surgery is recommended. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had a nuclear heart stress test. Right after, dr. Did my hida scan on the gallbladder. Did not give more nuclear stuff. Will this affect hida results?
Unusual but okay: Nuclear cardiac stress test is a nuclear imaging method that shows how well blood flows into the heart muscle, both at rest and during activity. This uses a radiopharmaceutical, such as thallium or sestamibi. However, tc-99m sestamibi, has relatively high liver uptake and studies have utilized this for assessment of gallbladder contraction also. (j gastrointestin liver dis, 2007; 16:157). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
HIDA scan with EF: After initial feeling with a radiotracer, your gallbladder contraction was stimulated and the percentage of radiolabeled bile ejected from the gallbladder was measured as "ejection fraction" or ef.This is a measure of gallbladder contractility and thus funcnution. Generally efs are greater than 50%, and < than 35% is considered abnormal. Yours is on the limit and clinical correlation is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hida can be abnormal: Hida test requires patient fasting for about 6 hrs before test and o pain medications, affecting gb emptying.Injected IV with isotopetc99m hida. Patient supine with camera above abdomen imaging for at least 30 min. Usually additional imaging in different projections up to 45 min - 60 min.If gall bladder well seen, injected with slow infusion of cck. Gb emptying evaluated. Sometimes nausea/pain. ...Read more
Elevated liver enzymes, fatigue , nausea are my symptoms. Doc suggests gall bladder but nuclear gall bladder test negative. What next?
Signs and Symptoms: Generally signs and symptoms are the initial determinants. Nausea, vomiting, oily stools, pain in the upper right quadrant that may radiate to the right shoulder blade, and in serious blockages jaundice. The pain can be brought on after a fatty meal. Ultrasound and other imaging can identify stones and other anomalies. If confirmed, generally the gallbladder is removed laparoscopically. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes for acute: The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less. A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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