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Are nuclear scans accurate for diagnosing gallbladder troubles?
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Yes for acute
The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less.
A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.

In brief: Yes for acute
The accuracy of cholescintigraphy (nuclear scan) for diagnosis of acute calculous cholecystitis has been greater than 95%, and the accuracy for acute acalculous cholecystitis is only slightly less.
A normal scan with gallbladder visualization almost always excludes a diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Update, a paper published in Radiology in 9/2012 showed that cholescintigraphy has the highest diagnostic accuracy of all imaging modalities in detection of acute cholecystitis.
Dr. Virginia Klaas
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
A hida scan has a 95% sensitivity for detecting acute cholecystitis.
So yes!

In brief: Yes
A hida scan has a 95% sensitivity for detecting acute cholecystitis.
So yes!
Dr. Virginia Klaas
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