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I had a hida scan done today, didn't feel any pain with the cck injection. Does that mean my gallbladder is probably fine?

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Dr. Fidias De Leon
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

You need to find out what the complete report says.
There is more involved in a hida scan than cck injection. Need ejection fraction, uptake time, presence or absence of bowel uptake etc.

In brief: No

You need to find out what the complete report says.
There is more involved in a hida scan than cck injection. Need ejection fraction, uptake time, presence or absence of bowel uptake etc.
Dr. Fidias De Leon
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Dr. Shari Jackson
Radiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Though some people with gallbladder abnormalities do feel pain upon cck injection, it is not 100%.
This is just one of many pieces of information gained from the hida scan, and in isolation does not necessarily indicate a normal gallbladder. Also, studies show some people with normal hida scans still benefit from having the gallbladder out (if considered a good candidate by a qualified surgeon).

In brief: Not necessarily

Though some people with gallbladder abnormalities do feel pain upon cck injection, it is not 100%.
This is just one of many pieces of information gained from the hida scan, and in isolation does not necessarily indicate a normal gallbladder. Also, studies show some people with normal hida scans still benefit from having the gallbladder out (if considered a good candidate by a qualified surgeon).
Dr. Shari Jackson
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Depends

Results of test depend on visualization of gall bladder and response to CCK, ejection fraction, in conjunction with symptoms of patient,

In brief: Depends

Results of test depend on visualization of gall bladder and response to CCK, ejection fraction, in conjunction with symptoms of patient,
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Guido Davidzon
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: No

You shouldn't feel pain if cck is administer over 60 minutes.
The objective measurement of your gallbladder function is the ejection fraction (ef). This together w images and clinical scenario will determine if your gb is fine or not. Usually an ef of over 35-37% is thought to be normal.

In brief: No

You shouldn't feel pain if cck is administer over 60 minutes.
The objective measurement of your gallbladder function is the ejection fraction (ef). This together w images and clinical scenario will determine if your gb is fine or not. Usually an ef of over 35-37% is thought to be normal.
Dr. Guido Davidzon
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