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Will a hida nuclear scan expose me to dangerous radiation?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: No
All imaging tests that expose a patient to radiation should only be performed for certain conditions/symptoms.
That is called appropriate use. Medical radiation is a useful tool, but it should not be used unless necessary to help make a diagnosis. Radiology is always trying to balance radiation dose with image quality. This is called alara - as low as reasonably achievable.

In brief: No
All imaging tests that expose a patient to radiation should only be performed for certain conditions/symptoms.
That is called appropriate use. Medical radiation is a useful tool, but it should not be used unless necessary to help make a diagnosis. Radiology is always trying to balance radiation dose with image quality. This is called alara - as low as reasonably achievable.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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Dr. David Djang
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
The amount of radiation involved is small.
If there is a risk associated with it, it would be difficult to measure. Your drive to the clinic/hospital for the test would arguably be considered more dangerous.

In brief: No
The amount of radiation involved is small.
If there is a risk associated with it, it would be difficult to measure. Your drive to the clinic/hospital for the test would arguably be considered more dangerous.
Dr. David Djang
Dr. David Djang
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
No.

In brief: No
No.
Dr. Luis Villaplana
Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Acceptable amount
Tc 99m hida is radioactivity injected intravenously .
The liver extracts it from blood stream to show excretion into bile ducts, gall bladder as well as bowel.The amount of irradiation is equal to 3 yr natural background exposure.This isotope is utilized also in children because of relative low irradiation dose and the dose is determined by body weight test should be done if have biliary symptoms.

In brief: Acceptable amount
Tc 99m hida is radioactivity injected intravenously .
The liver extracts it from blood stream to show excretion into bile ducts, gall bladder as well as bowel.The amount of irradiation is equal to 3 yr natural background exposure.This isotope is utilized also in children because of relative low irradiation dose and the dose is determined by body weight test should be done if have biliary symptoms.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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