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What is the fibro scan?

What is the fibro scan?

Liver ultrasound: Fibroscan is a special type of liver ultrasound that can measure the stiffness of the liver, and is used to decide how much advanced hepatitis or cirrhosis may have damaged the liver in chronic disease. It is only helpful with chronic or advanced stages of liver disease, and does not reliably predict mild or moderate liver diseases, which can be assessed better by liver biopsy ...Read more

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What are kidney scans used for?

What are kidney scans used for?

Multiple reasons: Kidney scans are used to diagnose kidney diseases such as kidney stones, obstructed kidneys, kidney cancer, and overall kidney function. ...Read more

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Are fmris used for dental scans?

Are fmris used for dental scans?

Soon: Currently conebeam volumeteric tomography or cbvt is widely used in dentistry to make 3d images of your teeth and jaws. There are companies currently developing an MRI for dental applications. This will allow dentists to scan the teeth and jaws without the radiation exposure to patients that cbvt scans give. ...Read more

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What are CT scans used for?

What are CT scans used for?

The potential: Indications of CT are numerous. CT can be used to evaluate anatomy and diagnose abnormalities in almost any part of the body. CT can also be used as image guidance for a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. CT can also be used to monitor therapeutic responses for certain diseases. ...Read more

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What is a ctg scan? What is an afi?

What is a ctg scan? What is an afi?

Fetal health: CTG is cardiotocography, a device monitoring fetal heart rate and contractions during pregnancy. Also called electronic fetal monitor (EFM). Amniotic fluid index (AFI) is a measure of amount of amniotic fluid in cm. Determined by ultrasonography and is measure of fetal health. AFI normal values 8-18. ...Read more

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What is staging scans and plan for sx?

What is staging scans and plan for sx?

Staging and planning: Staging scans are typically done in setting of newly diagnosed cancer to determine the stage (1–4) of the cancer. The more advanced the stage the lower the long-term survival.

Planning scans are typically done by surgeons prior to an operation in order to determine anatomical layout and to plan the approach of the surgery. ...Read more

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Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Is there pain involved in a hiada scan?

Possible with CCK: The hida scan itself should be pain free aside from the intravenous injection. If the scan was ordered with cck (cholecystokinin), a medication that stimulates the gallbladder to contract, then it is possible that gallbladder symptoms, if present, could be duplicated. ...Read more

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What is a hida scan?

What is a hida scan?

HIDA scan: Is a nuclear medicine test that evaluates the gallbladder, bile ducts, and liver. Pictures are taken after a special dye is injected into a vein. The patient may be given a fatty meal. ...Read more

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What is an ivp scan?

What is an ivp scan?

X ray with iv dye: X rays of kidneys and renal tract before and injecting intravenous dye. ...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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Is a hida scan painful?

Sometimes: Hida scans are usually ordered for 2 reasons: to see if the gallbladder is obstructed, or (when combined with cck) to check gallbladder function. Hida is painless but the cck injection may reproduce a gallbladder attack. This information is very useful since, if your pain is reproduced, it suggests that your pain is arising from the gallbladder. ...Read more

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Is a hida scan dangerous?

Not generally: HIDA scan carries few risks. Risks may include:
Allergic reaction to medications containing radioactive tracers used for the scan, bruising at the injection site
or rash. ...Read more

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How does a DEXA scan work?

How does a DEXA scan work?

Sending two waves: The DXA (stands for dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) machine sends beams of low-radiation x-rays with "two" distinct energy waves (hence the name dual) through the bones being scanned. One wave is absorbed mainly by soft tissue and the other by bone. The soft tissue amount can be subtracted from the total and what remains is a patient's bone mineral density. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is hida scan of 94 % normal?

EF>35% normal: A gallbladder ejection fraction of greater than 35% is considered normal. ...Read more

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What does a mrcp scan show?

What does a mrcp scan show?

Several things: An mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that can evaluate the pancreas (mass, pancreatitis), bile ducts (stones, abnormal size/appearance), gallbladder (stones, mass), and liver. It's most used to look for a stone in the common bile duct. In addition, other organs including the spleen, adrenals, kidneys, and stomach/bowel are identified. ...Read more

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Why would I need a hida scan?

Why would I need a hida scan?

Cystic duct blockage: Hida scans are used to evaluate for a cystic duct blockage after imaging when ultrasound is unrevealing. ...Read more

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What is a DEXA scan used for?

What is a DEXA scan used for?

Bone density: Measuring bone density and comparing it to age matched and young adult averages. Low bone density (osteopenia, osteoporosis) can be diagnosed. Relative fracture risk can be estimated. Treatment for low bone density can be assessed with DEXA. ...Read more

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Do doctors still use VQ scans?

Do doctors still use VQ scans?

Yes: Still used to evaluate for pulmonary emboli in patients that can't have cta of pulmonary arteries. Can be used to evaluate patient for surgery. See radiologyinfo. Org. ...Read more

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Why would a cps scan be done?

Why would a cps scan be done?

Child in danger?: Are you asking about Child Protective Service investigation or something else? If so, if there is any concern of child abuse such as injury or neglect, CPS will get involved; in cases of child sexual abuse as well. If there is physical evidence such as poor weight gain without medical reason for it or a typical injury or fractures of various diff ages present, CPS will be called When in doubt call ...Read more

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Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Are nuclear scans 100% accurate?

Nothing 100%: Accurate, nuclear medicine is a medical specialty involving the application of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. In some diseases nuclear medicine studies can identify medical problems at an earlier stage than other diagnostic tests. Nuclear medicine, in a sense, is "radiology done inside out" or "endo-radiology" because it records radiation emitting from within ...Read more

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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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Is the hida scan a reliable test?

Is the hida scan a reliable test?

Yes.: If acute cholecystitis/gallstones are still suspected after ultrasound, a hida scan can be used to see if the cystic duct is obstructed. ...Read more

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Why should I get a chronicity scan?

Why should I get a chronicity scan?

If carrying twins: Twins may or may not be at risk of the blood vessels from which they get nutrition and oxygen from the mother being shared. This sort of scan is intended to help determine that. If there is such sharing then there is risk of a "twin-twin transfusion" that can cause severe problems, usually for the baby that receives too much blood. ...Read more

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Can hida scans show false positives?

Can hida scans show false positives?

Yes, but not common: Yes, just about any study can have false positives, however it is not common with a hida scan.
Things which can interfere with the study and cause a false positive include, prolonged fasting (more than 24hrs), very poor liver function, non-fasting state (less than 4hrs), prior surgery to remove the gallbladder, pancreatitis, TPN (total parenteral nutrition). ...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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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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What does 8 % on Hida scan mean?

Ejection fraction: The ejection fraction is the portion of the gallbladder contents that are expressed from the gallbladder with contraction. Normally the gallbladder has an ejection fraction greater than 35%. An EF of 8% may indicate abnormal gallbladder function, and it needs to be considered along with the clinical situation to determine if a cholecystectomy should be performed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if hida scan is 80%?

Normal: That is a normal gallbladder ejection fraction. ...Read more