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Does a HIDA scan study the liver and the gallbladder, or just gallbladder and bile ducts?

Liver GB and ducts. A hepatobiliary (HIDA) scan is an imaging procedure used to diagnose problems in the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. In the HIDA scan, a radioactive chemical or tracer is injected into a vein in your arm. The tracer is like bile and works same as bile secrete from liver and go to gall bladder and then to bile ducts and to intestine. a gama camera takes the picture and functions are assessed. Read more...
It indirectly. studies the liver because the agent needs to be absorbed by the liver to be excreted into the bile, so if the liver is not functioning well the scan will look abnormal. It may also be able to visualize some space occupying masses if they are large enough. Ultimately, though, it is not the best imaging method to evaluate the liver. Smaller masses could easily be missed. Read more...

I am having a pain where my gall bladder was removed. There is bile in my stomach and my bile duct is swollen. Hida scan shows normal -what is this?

Postchole-x Syndrome. Postcholecystectomy syndrome is the persistence or return of RUQ abd pain following gallbladder removal. This is due to non-biliary causes (irritable bowel, ulcer dz, gerd, etc), organic biliary dz (common duct stones/stricture/cancer), or functional biliary disease (sphincter of oddi dysfunction). I advise GI work up to include labs, ultrasound+/-ercp, depending on above results. Read more...
Duod-gastric reflux. Should have physician check report on hida scan for duodenogastric reflux. Some patients have duodenogastric reflux where bile goes from duodenum into stomach and causes gastritis can be seen sphinter of oddi dyskinesia is spasm of muscle where main bile duct enters duodenum. Can be prolonged spasm causing pain and soetimes associated with dg reflux. Careful interpretation of scan necessary. Read more...
Sphincter of Oddi . Persistant pain in the GB area after removal is usually due to Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction. It occurs in about 6% of patients and requires ERCP with sphincter of Oddi manometry for proper diagnosis. If proven then the treatment would be Sphincterotomy which is opening the sphincter to allow the bile to flow freely into the duodenum. . Read more...

Can gallbladder issues cause your upper abdomen on both sides to feel bloated and slightly tender? Dr says no stones going for hida scan soon.

If your doctor. has ordered a HIDA scan, he/she strongly suspects gallbladder disease. US is highly sensitive for detection of gallstones, but no diagnostic test is always 100%. If CCK injection re-produces your symptoms, it is highly likely that cholecystectomy would be advised. Read more...

Been diagnosed w gallstones, been having severe pain in my abdomen & scheduled 4 a HIDA scan, will that determine if the pain is due to gallbladder?

Helps narrow cause. A HIDA scan measures the rate at which bile is released from your gallbladder. Delayed emptying may a sign of the gallstones blocking the exit from the gall bladder, and this can cause pain. There are other causes for abnormal HIDA scans also. If the test is normal, another problem may be causing your pain. Read more...

I've had a CT and us of the abdomen and it was ok and I had a hida scan show gallbladder at 9%. No stones. What eventually happens? Complications?

Symptoms? Do you mean that the ejection fraction of the gallbladder is 9%? This is low and suggests cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder). Stones are not always present or there may have been small stones that passed with attacks of colic. If symptoms are consistent, removal of the gallbladder may be suggested. You and your doctor need to decide. Read more...
Your choice... Your cck-hida indicates gallbladder dysfunction, which often translates to mean a symptomatic one that warrants surgical removal. There are lots of reasons however for biliary-type dyspepsia, and you may want to investigate these before considering surgery. Indeed, your symptoms may persist even if the gallbladder is removed, since it may turn out it wasn't the sole reason for your distress. Read more...