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What is a pipida scan?

What is a pipida scan?

Gall bladder test: Patient injected intravenously with tc99m pipida or hida (radiotracer)The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full,patient is injected IV with cck(hormone to contract gb) may experience some nausea and pain.Calculate % of gb emptying (60 min.Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults ...Read more

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What is a pipida scan?

What is a pipida scan?

Gall bladder test: Patient injected intravenously with tc99m pipida or hida (radiotracer)The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full,patient is injected IV with cck(hormone to contract gb) may experience some nausea and pain.Calculate % of gb emptying (60 min.Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults ...Read more

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What to do if I had a pipida scan today and am wondering?

What to do if I had a pipida scan today and am wondering?

Normal activity: If finished scan usually no issue to resuming normal activities. Drinking liquids will rid body any possible excretion by kidneys. Most radioactivity decays by 24 hours (half life 6 hrs). m ...Read more

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How much time does it take to get results from a pipida scan?

4 hours: The PIPIDA scan can take up to 4 hours to complete. Once complete, the exam is immediately available for interpretation. You should be able to get an official, interpreted result within 24 hours. You should follow up with the doc that ordered the exam to discuss the results. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is a pipida scan and what all happens during it?

Can you tell me what is a pipida scan and what all happens during it?

Gall bladder test: Patient injected intravenously with tc99m pipida (radiotracer). The liver extracts the material from blood stream and excretes it into bile ducts, gall bladder, and bowel.(30-60 min imaging) usually when gall bladder is full, patient is injected IV with cck (hormone to contract gb) may experience some nausea and pain. Calculate % of gb emptying (60 min. Imaging) normal usually > 35% in adults. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

What does it mean when the gallbladder won't show on a pipida scan?

Several reasons: Pipida or hida scan is nuclear medicine test for gall bladder function. Gb does not visualize when gb has acute cholecystitis and patient acutely ill. Also patients with chronic gall bladder duct obstruction will not have gb visualization. Sometimes gb will not be seen well in extreme prolonged fasting, wit certain pain meds and when patient fed by tpn, total intravenous nourishment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Can you tell me what it mean when the gallbladder won't show on pipida scan?

Obstruction...: If tracer is not visualized in the gallbladder during the appropriate scanning period, this means there is cystic duct obstruction which is seen with acute cholecystitis. False positives can occur if you ate within a few hours before scan or if you have fasted for more than 24 hours before scan. ...Read more

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What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

What would cause pipida scan to say my gallbladder is functioning at 0% when I am only in mild discomfort? How does all of that work?

Biliary dyskinesia : The medical term for the gallbladder not functioning right is biliary dyskenesia. Instead of squeezing out bile to help digest food, the gallbladder spasms. The test is called a hida scan and if you gallbladder ef is less than 35% them most surgeons would recommend to have your gallbladder removed. This can be caused by chronic inflammation other not well understood causes. ...Read more

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Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder. Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

 Normal ultrasound, egd and pipida scan on gallbladder.  Referred to surgeon. Will dr. remove gallbladder if tests are normal but symptoms persist?

Gall bladder symptom: An experienced surgeon MAY remove your gall bladder if your symptoms are clearly related to fatty food intake. If your symptoms do not match the presentation of cholecystitis, the surgeon may want further evaluation of your intestines via colonoscopy or barium enema to make sure it is not diverticulitis. This is clearly up to the surgeon doing the procedure to decide this. ...Read more

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Is hida scan a very common procedure?

HIDA scan is easy: Hida scan is a common test by nuclear medicine. Hida is injected into blood, then is taken up by your liver & excreted into the bile ducts. If your gallbladder functions (is not sick), it will "light up" when it concentrates the hida material. Giving cck then allows measurement of gallbladder emptying time, patency of the bile ducts, & how effectively the hida material enters your small bowel. ...Read more

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Can i get easy to understand explanation of "hida scan" procedure, in the medical field?

Can i get easy to understand explanation of "hida scan" procedure, in the medical field?

Hepatobiliary study: Patient injected intravenously with isotope tagged to chemical hida that is extracted preferentially by liver cells mimicking bile.Some stored in gall bladder and some enters small bowel from common bile duct. Cholecystokinin, natural hormone, slowly injected intravenously to stimulate gall bladder contraction. Normal function has at least 35% emptying of gall bladder in adults. Some pts have pain. ...Read more

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Please tell me what happens during a bone scan procedure?

Please tell me what happens during a bone scan procedure?

Imaging of skeleton: Bone scans differ at different institutions.All involve IV injection of radiopharmaceutical usually tc99m mdp, related to phosphorous, deposited in skeleton. Scan one or more phases.Immediate imaging after injection (angiographic phase) for minute, then soft tissue imaging 5 to 15 min after injection.All involve delayed imaging at 2-3 hours after injection. Part or whole body imaged with camera. ...Read more

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When getting a thyroid scan, what's the procedure?

When getting a thyroid scan, what's the procedure?

Thyroid scan..: There are two types of nuclear thyroid scan. One involves IV injection of a tracer. The other involves ingestion of a radioactive iodine pill. The pill is more common....Usually you will be told not to consume foods with high iodine content for a few days before scan. 1st day you ingest the pill and you come back the next day for images of the neck on a gamma camera and calculation of uptake. ...Read more

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What is the new 360 degree eye scan procedure? Is it painful? How lengthy is the test?

What is the new 360 degree eye scan procedure? Is it painful? How lengthy is the test?

More detail?: Do you have any more details on this test? Is it performed at optometrists office ophthalmologists? There are many different scans one can get of the eyes. If you can give us more detail, we can give you more helpful information. ...Read more

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I need to know what's an echo heart scan and can you tell me the procedure?

I need to know what's an echo heart scan and can you tell me the procedure?

Echo: A technician puts gel on your skin and moves the transducer over the skin thru the gel to obtain ultrasound images of the heart. The patient lies quietly on the table. The test is not uncomfortable. ...Read more

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Can you confirm a bipolar diagnosis with an imaging procedure, like a (spect) or (meg) scan?

Can you confirm a bipolar diagnosis with an imaging procedure, like a (spect) or (meg) scan?

No: Many studies are ongoing with respect to the functional imaging techniques of SPECT, MEG, PET, and fMRI, in order to better understand psychiatric condition such as bipolar disorder. However, to date ruling in (or out) such diagnoses is not possible on the basis of any form of imaging study. ...Read more

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How am I being determined a candidate for a Fulkerson procedure or not after failed lateral release by my dr ordering a bone scan?

How am I being determined a candidate for a Fulkerson procedure or not after failed lateral release by my dr ordering a bone scan?

Not likely as B Scan: will not help in making that determination. He will take a proper HX and do a clinical Exam to ensure the Dx is in keeping with your symptoms. He might have to repeat LR again, by open means (if the first time it was done arthroscopically). Generally a Bony procedure is indicated if the soft tissue procedures failed or if the cause is bone-related. Good Luck. ...Read more