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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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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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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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How to interpret RBC morph scan results?

RBC appearance: The microscopic appearance of your RBCs can be helpful in establishing a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What does normal low results mean on a hida scan?

Still normal range: Low normal means the results are still in the normal range, but tend to fall near the lower end of a normal curve. ...Read more

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What about a result of 95%? for hida scan is this still normal?

HIDA scan: If you are describing the fraction of gallbladder emptying, 95% is fine. there may be other causes for pain in the upper right abdomen. ...Read more

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Is it common to be in terrible pain but get normal results on every test and scan?

Is it common to be in terrible pain but get normal results on every test and scan?

Unfortunately: Another way to look at it is the tests routinely done ensure that major structural problems and nerve injuries are not present. So, the problem is one that can be dealt without surgery or invasive procedures that have a good potential to make things worse. ...Read more

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7 yrs. Post tx bro w/ ptld b cell cd 20. Ritux w/ poor result, 4 rchop infusions produced clean scan, bad effects. How many more needed?

7 yrs. Post tx bro w/ ptld b cell cd 20.   Ritux w/ poor result,  4 rchop infusions produced clean scan, bad effects. How many more needed?

Need more info: Can't advise from question. Need more details on disease, stage, treatment, and side effects experienced. ...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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