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What happens during a hida scan?

What happens during a hida scan?

See below: A radioactive tracer is injected into your veins. This is taken up by the liver and excreted in bile. It can then be followed using a camera to see that it empties into your intestine. If you have a gallbladder one can see if it functions properly too. ...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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What is observed during a hida scan?

What is observed during a hida scan?

One/ two phase exam: Hida scan is usually two part examination.First phase intravenous injection of isotope with technetium accumulating in liver, excreted like bile into bile ducts, accumulating in gall bladder, and excreted into bowel.Second phase slow intravenous injection of cck, hormone, causing gb contraction determing gb ejection fraction.Sometimes discomfort mimicing abdominal symptoms.Looking for gb disease, ...Read more

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What should I expect during a hida scan?

HIDA scan: You'll change into a gown and will lay on the nuclear medicine scanner bed. A medication (radioactive tracer) is then injected into a vein in your arm (you may feel some pressure). The gamma camera passes back and forth over your belly and takes pictures for about an hour. Sometimes, more pictures may be needed. In most cases you can go about your day after your hida scan. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is expected during a hida scan?

Can you tell me what is expected during a hida scan?

HIDA: 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 more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what to expect during a hida scan?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what to expect during a hida scan?

Gall bladder test: The patient is injected intravenously with tc99m hida (radiotracer).The patient lies on table with scaning camera over anterior abdomen. First part of study shows extracction of tracer from blood stream, visualization of gb and bowel.(30-40 min) patient receives slow injection of cck to stimulate gall bladder contraction. (60 min more imaging).Sometimes discomfort possibly related to gb disease. ...Read more

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During a hida scan what does it mean to have severe pain under ribs during the functioning injection?

During a hida scan what does it mean to have severe pain under ribs during the functioning injection?

CCK: Hida scan is a functional/imaging study to evaluate the liver and biliary tract including the gallbladder. A portion of the study includes injection of cholecystokinin or cck to elicit contraction of the gallbladder for the purposes of measuring how much the gallbladder squeezes. This may cause pain in patients with gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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During a hida scan, what does it mean if you have severe pain under ribs during the injection on the last part of test?

Gallbladder disease: If the pain is below the right rib cage and they injected cck or cholecystokinin, the pain is likely related to gallbladder dysfunction. ...Read more

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During a hida scan, what is a normal gallbladder ejection fraction?

During a hida scan, what is a normal gallbladder ejection fraction?

>35 %: A normal gallbladder ejection fraction is usually over 35%. Anything less than this would be considered dysfunction of the gallbladder or biliary dyskinesia. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is considered a high gallbladder ejection fraction during a hida scan?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is considered a high gallbladder ejection fraction during a hida scan?

Usually normal: Hyperkinetic or hyperactive gallbladder is not generally accepted as a diagnosis. A small group of patients (63) was symptomatic with cck infusion with greater than 80% ejection fraction. 28 of these patients underwent removal of gall bladder. 97% of these 28 patients showed improvement in symptoms following surgery. . More published retrospective and prospective studies needed. ...Read more