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Is a hida scan dangerous?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Benefits vs. Risk...

One does receive some radiation dose from a hida scan however usually the test is ordered for a specific reason and the benefits outweigh the risks.
The use of cck which is used sometimes during hida could cause some abdominal cramping if used during scan.

In brief: Benefits vs. Risk...

One does receive some radiation dose from a hida scan however usually the test is ordered for a specific reason and the benefits outweigh the risks.
The use of cck which is used sometimes during hida could cause some abdominal cramping if used during scan.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Not at all

Hida is a very safe study.
There are no adverse effects from the radiotracer and you receive less than half the radiation dose you get from a typical ct scan. If they use Kinevac (cck) you may experience abdominal discomfort or nausea, although these effects are more pronounced following rapid infusion which most center don't use these days.

In brief: Not at all

Hida is a very safe study.
There are no adverse effects from the radiotracer and you receive less than half the radiation dose you get from a typical ct scan. If they use Kinevac (cck) you may experience abdominal discomfort or nausea, although these effects are more pronounced following rapid infusion which most center don't use these days.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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