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Do hida scans expose patients to dangerous levels of radiation?

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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Small dose

If i recall correctly, the total dose of radiation from a hida scan is equivalent to about a year of exposure to the low-level radiation from the environment, so quite low.

In brief: Small dose

If i recall correctly, the total dose of radiation from a hida scan is equivalent to about a year of exposure to the low-level radiation from the environment, so quite low.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Radiation dose from a standard hida scan (5 mci of radiopharmaceutical administered) is 3.
1 millisieverts, equal to just over 1 year of natural background radiation.

In brief: No

Radiation dose from a standard hida scan (5 mci of radiopharmaceutical administered) is 3.
1 millisieverts, equal to just over 1 year of natural background radiation.
Dr. Joseph Accurso
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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
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Dr. Joseph Accurso
A standard dose of 5 mCI of disofenin results in a total effective dose to the body of 3.1 milliSieverts, equal to 1 year of natural background radiation
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