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What is a hida scan?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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