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My gallbladder was still highlighted at the end of my hida scan. What does this indicate?

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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably nothing

Over the course of a routine hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radiotracer, so it is actually normal to see the gallbladder at the end of the scan.
Even if you were given cck to cause the gallbladder to contract (this is how the ejection fraction is calculated) the gallbladder usually does not empty completely and will still be visible but probably a bit smaller.

In brief: Probably nothing

Over the course of a routine hida scan, the gallbladder accumulates the radiotracer, so it is actually normal to see the gallbladder at the end of the scan.
Even if you were given cck to cause the gallbladder to contract (this is how the ejection fraction is calculated) the gallbladder usually does not empty completely and will still be visible but probably a bit smaller.
Dr. Shari Jackson
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Very common

Hida scan, patient injected intravenously with isotope extracted from blood stream by liver, excreted through bile duct and stored in the gall bladder.Cck, hormone, injected during second part of study to see how gall bladder responds.
Normal ejection fraction in adults is above 35%. That means anywhere from 36% or more activity will remain in the gall bladder with normal study.

In brief: Very common

Hida scan, patient injected intravenously with isotope extracted from blood stream by liver, excreted through bile duct and stored in the gall bladder.Cck, hormone, injected during second part of study to see how gall bladder responds.
Normal ejection fraction in adults is above 35%. That means anywhere from 36% or more activity will remain in the gall bladder with normal study.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Harry Zegel
Radiology

In brief: Prob. normal

The visualization of the gallbladder at the conclusion of a hida scan is probably normal if it was identified within 1 hour.

In brief: Prob. normal

The visualization of the gallbladder at the conclusion of a hida scan is probably normal if it was identified within 1 hour.
Dr. Harry Zegel
Dr. Harry Zegel
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