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How does bismuth affect a hida gallbladder scan?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
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In brief: Bismuth

Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago.
Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan.

In brief: Bismuth

Blocks radiation like barium does and was used to perform x-ray studies many years ago.
Bismuth can affect the appearance of your gallbladder on the hida scan. Also you should be npo. Taking bismuth preparations will cause the gallbladder to contract which will affect the hida scan.
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Interferes

Barium contrast material (such as a barium enema or upper gastrointestinal series) or have taken a medicine (such as pepto-bismol) that contains bismuth can interfere with test results.
These metals can prevent the gamma rays (radioactivity) from hida scan from registering with gamma camera and can falsify results.

In brief: Interferes

Barium contrast material (such as a barium enema or upper gastrointestinal series) or have taken a medicine (such as pepto-bismol) that contains bismuth can interfere with test results.
These metals can prevent the gamma rays (radioactivity) from hida scan from registering with gamma camera and can falsify results.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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