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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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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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My enlarged liver? Ct scan shows it is free from disease. What is causing the enlargment?

My enlarged liver? Ct scan shows it is free from disease. What is causing the enlargment?

Could be many things: Hepatomegaly is the medical term for an enlarged liver. The ct scan can rule out the presence of liver tumors or really severe liver disease like cirrhosis, but many other types of disease that cause hepatomegaly won't be visible on the ct scan. Additional blood tests might help narrow down the list of possible causes. ...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 is a pet CT scan used for?

What is a pet CT scan used for?

Several uses: In most cases PET CT scan is used for detecting metatases in the body. It can also be used for brain with mets, primary tumors, and epilepsy. Injection of glucose metabolite F18 FDG goes to malignant lesions that are highly metabolic,. Usually more sensitive for detecting smaller lesions. Used in staging malignancies and following patient's response to chemotherapy and radiation ...Read more

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What is a hida scan and an mrcp test?

What is a hida scan and an mrcp test?

Nuclear, MRI scans: Hida is a nuclear medicine scan which looks at the functioning of your biliary system and and mrcp is an mr study that shows the anatomy of your biliary system. ...Read more

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What is a pet scan used for?

What is a pet scan used for?

Approved for cancer: Pet scan are approved for staging, response assessment and surveillance of certain types of cancers. However, any pathologic process that augments the consumption of glucose (such as infection or inflammation) can be evaluated, though these indications are not currently covered. In addition, pet scans are used to evaluate for brain cognitive disorder, heart ischemia and myocardial viability. ...Read more

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What is a pet scan? What is a pet scan and how is it different from other breast imaging procedures?

What is a pet scan? What is a pet scan and how is it different from other breast imaging procedures?

Anatomy vs Physiolog: Mri and ct look at the structure of the body, the anatomy, and the way diseases change or distort it. Pet looks at the physiology, or how the body uses, or metabolizes something. For pet, the most common metabolism pathway looked at is how glucose is used. Ct is used to correlate anatomy to the pet pet images the whole body, while mri, us and mammography are limited to a portion of the body. ...Read more

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What is pet scan of the heartbfor?

What is pet scan of the heartbfor?

Blood Flow: A pet/ct with n13 ammonia allows evaluation of the flow of blood in the cardiac vessels, and is useful in determining if a patient would benefit from a more invasive test, called a cardiac angiogram, to better view suspected vessel narrowings (called stenoses) and possibly treat them with angioplasty and stenting. ...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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Ct found lesion on my liver, MRI shows nothing. Which is accurate?

Ct found lesion on my liver, MRI shows nothing. Which is accurate?

Hard to say: If there is a lesion that is invisible on MRI though, it is not likely to have any clinical significance. ...Read more

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Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Sir , i had my abdom CT scan and found abdominal aorta calcification and 37mm*34mm liver haemangioma.What is the treatment for this.Is there any worry.

Do not worry: Aortic calcification is not uncommon in older people. You may want to look at general health issues like weight, cholesterol, smoking history, blood pressure, etc., but nothing to do about it. Regarding the hemangioma, this is not big enough to do anything about, just repeat ultrasound in a year to see if it has changed much. ...Read more

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What is the risk for cancer from single head CT scan if CT scan is done on baby?

What is the risk for cancer from single head CT scan if CT scan is done on baby?

Probably less than1%: First, benefits must outweigh risks when a ct is considered for a baby. Low dose rt from imaging is very relevant in current news. Ct head prob gave <10 to 50 mgy with then cancer induction risks estimated to be <1%. ...Read more

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What is a cat scan of the abdomen for?

What is a cat scan of the abdomen for?

Hard to answer: Without specifics. Check out radiologyinfo.Org and look up ct abdomen and pelvis. ...Read more

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What does this mean for the gallbladder from CT report: the liver, spleen, pancreas, etc are all normal. The gallbladder is identified?

What does this mean for the gallbladder from CT report: the liver, spleen, pancreas, etc are all normal. The gallbladder is identified?

Gallbladder seen: So they are saying that your gall bladder is still there (not removed). There should have been another sentence or two stating whether the appearance of it was normal (no gallstones or wall thickening, etc.). ...Read more

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I got an MRI that showed 1.6cm solid mass on interpolar region of kidney. Ct scan didn't show it. Is this norma?

I got an MRI that showed 1.6cm solid mass on interpolar region of kidney. Ct scan didn't show it. Is this norma?

Sometimes, yes: Mri and ct are two entirely different ways to image tissue. It is possible for something to be visible on one exam and not the other. ...Read more

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Ct scan results showed kidney stones and something in my liver. What could the something be?

Ct scan results showed kidney stones and something in my liver. What could the something be?

One of many: Benign liver tumors are very common & usually non-symptomatic. Various types of liver cells can undergo benign proliferation. Hepatic cysts, benign hepatocellular adenoma, vascular malformations (hemangioma) or focal nodular hyperplasia +Lipomas or angiomylipomas. Very unlikely due to malignant metastasis. Occasional, less that 5% of adenomas can become malignant. Can be followed by ultrasound. ...Read more