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Doctor insights on: What Type Of Machine Is Used In A Hida Scan

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Is a hida scan painful?

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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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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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
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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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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 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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Should I feel better after a hida scan?

Not usually: Most people don't 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

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What is the definition or description of: hida scan?

What is the definition or description of: hida scan?

Hepatobiliary study: 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% emptying of gall bladder. ...Read more

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What exactly is a hida scan and what does it involve?

Gall bladder scan: A hida scan may be used to evaluate for acute or chronic cholecystitis or gall bladder dysfunction/dyskinesia. The patient does not have to do much but stay still. It helps show whether your liver, gallbladder or sphincter are malfunctioning. ...Read more

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I got a Hida scan and it showed 41%. Is this normal or should it be concerning?

No: It sounds like you had a CCK test with the Hida scan which is used to determine gallbladder function. The cutoff for the "ejection fraction" or the ability of the gallbladder to contract is considered to be 35%. Thus your ejection fraction, while on the low side, would still be within the range of normal. ...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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Hida scan safe if you have pancreatitis?

Yes: Hida scan is a method to look at the ability of the liver to excrete a radioactive dye - a nuclear medicine study. It may tell if there is blockage of bile coming out of the liver or if the gallbladder is not working. Since it does not involve instrumentation of the pancreas, it does not worsen pancreatitis. It does have limitations, cannot be used if the bilirubin is elevated and not specific. ...Read more

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15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

15% hida scan should I have gallbladder out?

Depends: Depends if symptoms related to biliary colic. Other alternatives are diet avoiding fatty foods that can cause gall bladder attacks. 15% is low ejection fraction for gall bladder and usually means chronic gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Should consult your physician for educated decision. ...Read more

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Will being hungover change results of hida scan?

Will being hungover change results of hida scan?

Why be hungover: Alcoholism may increase bile viscosity and result in abnormal hepatobiliary function. Should have HIDA test performed under optimal conditions. ...Read more

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Are there ways to get a false positive hida scan?

Yes: If you are fasting for more than 12 hours prior to scan, the gallbladder is full of bile, therefore the nuclear radiotracer cannot get inside the gallbladder. This will give the appearance of acute inflammation or cholecystitis. ...Read more

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Does 45% hida scan mean my gallbladder is getting sick?

No.: There are typically 2 ways to use the results of a hida scan. If the gallbladder doesn't appear, then that is consistent with disease (called cholecystitis). If the functioning of the gallbladder is poor with a ejection fraction less than 30%, it is called dyskinesia and may be a cause for problems. ...Read more

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What is HIDA scan for in context of diagnosing pancreatitis?

Gallstone etiology: In the dyerentiation of gallstone from non- gallstone pancreatitis, hida scanning can be helpful by identifying gall bladder duct obstruction associated with pancreatitis and is sometimes better than liver function profile and clinical picture. ...Read more

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Hida scan resultsare 34% with no stones. What is my prognosis?

Ejection fraction: The 34% is the ejection fraction, the effectiveness of gallbladder contraction which is at around the lower end of normal. Talk to your doctor as I am sure this was done due to symptoms, and that is what your doctor is treating and may not necessarily be the numbers. ...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