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Why would I need a hida scan?
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Dr. Leila Wing
Internal Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Cystic duct blockage
Hida scans are used to evaluate for a cystic duct blockage after imaging when ultrasound is unrevealing.

In brief: Cystic duct blockage
Hida scans are used to evaluate for a cystic duct blockage after imaging when ultrasound is unrevealing.
Dr. Leila Wing
Dr. Leila Wing
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple reasons
Hida scans help in several ways.
They can show whether the gallbladder duct is obstructed or whether the liver duct is obstructed. They are also commonly used to evaluate the function of the gallbladder by estimating the ejection fraction. I would say that the hida is most commonly performed nowadays to assess the function of the gallbladder. This test almost always follows an ultrasound.

In brief: Multiple reasons
Hida scans help in several ways.
They can show whether the gallbladder duct is obstructed or whether the liver duct is obstructed. They are also commonly used to evaluate the function of the gallbladder by estimating the ejection fraction. I would say that the hida is most commonly performed nowadays to assess the function of the gallbladder. This test almost always follows an ultrasound.
Dr. Rodney Biggs
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Dr. David Earle
Also, If you have a CCK HIDA scan, make sure to take note whether or not the administration of CCK (GI hormone) in to the IV reproduces the pain, or causes other symptoms. This information will be helpful, and is often not reported by the radiologist.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: After US, chronic Sx
Gallbladder (gb) us is usually first.
If that is normal and symptoms persist, or if it has some findings but is not completely abnormal, then a hida may be ordered. 2 forms 1. Hida scan -will determine if the cystic duct to the gb is obstructed - acute vs. Chronic cholecystitis. 2. Hida with cck - which also includes a hormone injection to see if gb empties like it should.

In brief: After US, chronic Sx
Gallbladder (gb) us is usually first.
If that is normal and symptoms persist, or if it has some findings but is not completely abnormal, then a hida may be ordered. 2 forms 1. Hida scan -will determine if the cystic duct to the gb is obstructed - acute vs. Chronic cholecystitis. 2. Hida with cck - which also includes a hormone injection to see if gb empties like it should.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Gall bladder?
Usually if having symptoms of abdominal pain usually right upper abdomen sometimes7 related to eating fatty foods .
hida tests for gall bladder disease.

In brief: Gall bladder?
Usually if having symptoms of abdominal pain usually right upper abdomen sometimes7 related to eating fatty foods .
hida tests for gall bladder disease.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: HIDA
Hida is usually performed to rule out cystic duct obstruction (acute cholecystitis) or common bile duct obstruction.
Sometimes gallbladder ejection fraction is calculated to assess for more chronic conditions and gallbladder dysfunction.

In brief: HIDA
Hida is usually performed to rule out cystic duct obstruction (acute cholecystitis) or common bile duct obstruction.
Sometimes gallbladder ejection fraction is calculated to assess for more chronic conditions and gallbladder dysfunction.
Dr. Brian Wosnitzer
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