Top
40
Doctor insights on: What Is The Difference Between Hida And Pipida

Share
Dr. Joseph Accurso
317 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
What is the difference between gallstone and kidneystone?

What is the difference between gallstone and kidneystone?

Different organs: Different conditions. Kidney stones of calcium & can be treated with shockwave treatment or could pass on their own. Gallstones from bilurubin or cholesterol & needs gallbladder surgery if causing upper abdominal pains. Both can be observed if causing no symptoms. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
What is the difference between spleen and pancreas?

What is the difference between spleen and pancreas?

Pancreas: There is no connection between the two. The pancreas is the site of Insulin production. The spleen is predominantly "clean up". ...Read more

4

4
What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

What is the difference between endoscopy and colonoscopy?

The difference: Is usually endoscopy refers to an upper scoping procedure through the mouth, esophagus, stomach and first portion of your duodenum or small intestine. Colonoscopy evaluates the colon or large intestine and performed through the anus. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
What is difference between pancreas and gallbladder?

Different organs: Pancreas is an organ behind the stomach & has 2 main functions - releases enzymes into the small intestine for digestion & releases Insulin into the blood stream for blood sugar management. Gallbladder is under the liver, connected to the bile duct & squeezes extra bile into the small intestine for digestion. Can easily live without a gallbladder, not so with the very important pancreas. ...Read more

6

6
What is the difference between omnipaque and omniscan?

What is the difference between omnipaque and omniscan?

Omnipaque v omniscan: Sound similar and both from the same company, but actually two agents for different modalities. Omnipaque is an iodinated contrast agent used for CT imaging. Omniscan is a paramagnetic, gadolinium based contrast agent used for MRI and MRA. ...Read more

7

7
What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?

What is the main difference between bronchoscopy and endoscopy?

Lung vs gi tract: Bronchoscopy is the study where they look into your lungs with a bronchoscope. Endocopy, a non-specific term, usually refers to the procedure of looking into your GI tract (stomach, intestines). But, in general, endoscopy is any study that looks inside your body, so a bronchoscopy is a type of an endoscopy... ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
What is the main difference between CAT scan and MRI?

What is the main difference between CAT scan and MRI?

MRI/CT: A CT scan uses x-ray radiation to generate an image. An MRI uses magnetic fields "tuned" to the frequency of protons in the body. Since each scan essentially measures a different property of tissues in the body, they are complementary tests. That is why if one doesn't provide a definitive answer, often the other will be ordered. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
What is the difference between CT and xray?

What is the difference between CT and xray?

Contrast: An xray (also called radiograph) is done by sending xrays through a body part but only in one projection so there is overlap of body parts and contrast is not very good. Ct also uses xrays but the final cross-sectional image (slice) is reconstructed from a combination of xrays shot from multiple directions/projections; therefore, there is no overlap of body parts and much better contrast. ...Read more

11

11
What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

What is the difference between aortography and angiography?

Subset: Angiography is a study in which the blood vessels are visualized (e.g. Arteries of the leg or heart). An aortography is just a subset of that - visualizing the biggest artery in the body - the aorta. So, an aortography is an angiography but not vice versa. ...Read more

12

12
What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

What is the difference between colonoscopy and upper enoscopy?

Colonoscopy vs.EGD: Technically, a colonoscopy is a form of "endoscopy" but typically, endoscopy is used to refer to upper endoscopy or egd. Egd is to look at the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, while colonoscopy is for the large intestine. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
What is the difference between fat and bloating?

What is the difference between fat and bloating?

Fat: Fat is a type of tissue in the body. Bloating is a condition of having excessive air in the bowels. ...Read more

14

14
What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

What is the difference between angiogram and angiography?

Verb versus noun: Angiography is the process of performing an x-ray picture (or an image) of a blood vessel by injecting the vessel with an opaque dye. Th dye often contains iodine. An angiogram is the picture of the blood vessel that was taken while performing angiography. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
15

15
What is the difference between d and l-glucose?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
1 doctor agreed:
What is the difference between d and l-glucose?

Glucose: D& l are isomers of compound, d for dextro or right and l for levo or left. Isolating one or other is to make compound with fewer side-effects or better absorption. ...Read more

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
2 doctors agreed:
16

16
What is the difference between hemoperfusion and hemofiltration?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
2 doctors agreed:
What is the difference between hemoperfusion and hemofiltration?

Here are some...: These 2 terms have been used to describe the blood circulation into/through the kidneys. Hemoperfusion denotes blood flow into kidneys through big renal ateries and hemofiltration denotes blood flow further circulating to smaller arterioles into/through glomeruli (microfilters) and onwards where the wanted and unwanted wastes exchanged so to adjust water and electrolyte balance and others. ...Read more

17

17
What is the difference between the pancreas and the spleen?

What is the difference between the pancreas and the spleen?

Pancreas and spleen: The pancreas is a complex organ with several functions. 85% of your food is digested by enzmes produced by the pancreas, glucose regulations is also related to cells in the pancreas. The spleen is a part of the immune system that stores lymphocytes and helps get rid of old red blood cells. It is important in platelet destruction and is a blood regulator as well as acts as a large lymph node. ...Read more

18

18
What is the difference between anyurysm and vasolidation?

What is the difference between anyurysm and vasolidation?

A lot: Aneurysm the entire three layers of the blood vessel has enlarged to a substantial degree usually 2-2.5 times normal size- called dilation of the entire blood vessel. Veins can become aneurysmal also. Vasodilation is a term for capillary dilation and low peripheral resistance and has nothing to do with aneurysm. A fluke of the english language. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
19

19
What is the difference between EKG and echo?

What is the difference between EKG and echo?

Echo: Ecg records the electrical activity of the heart. Echocardiography uses sound waves to produce 2 dimensional images of the heart. ...Read more

20

20
What is the difference between dyscalculia and acalculia?

What is the difference between dyscalculia and acalculia?

Dyscalculia = " to : count badly", from its Greek & Latin root words. Deficits in information processing, memory & retrieval in an infant or child who lacks age-appropriate intuitive understanding of numerical concepts cause developmental dyscalculia. Acalculia is acquired & of late onset. It is caused by anything that damages areas of the brain involved in mathematical operations. Acalculia = unable to count. ...Read more

23

23
I have had 2 hida scans 6 weeks apart. The 1st failed to visualize the gb after 4 hrs, the 2nd with cck = 53% ef. No narcotics, etc. Why difference?

Fasting?: If you were fasting for a little while prior to the first scan, the gallbladder was full of bile and not allowing the radiotracer to get into the gallbladder. ...Read more

See 4 more doctor answers
24

24
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

See 1 more doctor answer
25

25
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

See 3 more doctor answers
26

26
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

See 2 more doctor answers
27

27
Is hida scan of 94 % normal?

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

See 2 more doctor answers
28

28
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

See 4 more doctor answers
29

29
Is a 91% on hida really normal?

Very much normal.: http://www.mypacs.net/cases/NORMAL-HIDA-SCAN-818324.html

Get a more detailed answer ›
30

30
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

See 2 more doctor answers
31

31
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

See 3 more doctor answers
32

32
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

See 3 more doctor answers
33

33
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

34

34
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

See 2 more doctor answers
35

35
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

See 1 more doctor answer
37

37
Should i feel better after a hida scan ?

Not usually: Most people dont feel any better..Or worse after a hida scan. It is rare to have an adverse (or bad) reaction. It usually does not make one feel better, however if they used morphine during the study..It would be possible to feel the effects of that. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
38

38
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

See 1 more doctor answer
39

39
I was wondering are hida scans ever wrong?

I was wondering are hida scans ever wrong?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
40

40
Hida scan fluctuating numbers, what's wrong?

Up or down: It is really depend if the numbers are going down mean your gallbladder function getting worst if is up and down the test is not reliable and depend on your symptoms if the fluctuation up and down but still below 30% your gallbladder could be the problem. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer