Will a nuclear hida scan show pancreatic stones or bile duct stones?

No. Hida scan is a functional exam to reveal if the bile duct is blocked by a stone or tumor. If blockage is suspected by the results, an MRI of the bile ducts (mrcp) is frequently the next step to visualize the blockage.
Gallbladder dyskines. It is a test for dysfunctional gallbladder/ talk to your pcp regarding the appropriate test.
No, and yes! A hida scan images the formation of bile by the liver, and the flow of bile from the liver into the gallbladder and small bowel. It does not have enough resolution to see bile duct stones, but if any part of the extrahepatic biliary system is obstructed by a bile duct stone, then a hida scan would be abnormal. Hida scan does not image the pancreatic duct and will not show pancreatic duct stones.
Obstruction. HIDA scan will show obstruction of biliary duct. Need other imaging US, CT, or MR todefine etiology of obstruction. to define cause of obstruction.Sometimes ERCP or endoscopy to confirm and perhaps relief of obstruction. Pancreatic abnormalities are not detected.

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4mos of upper rt quad acute spasms under rt breast, ribs, back, mrcp & sono w/ dilated 9cm bile duct, lab work neg/no stones. If hida scan neg?

Depends. I assume you mean 9 mm cbd not 9 cm. The hida seems a bit unnecessary at this point. If you have a dilated duct and normal liver tests, its prob not obstructed. If any further workup is performed, i'd go with an ercp. Read more...
Possibly dyskinesia. Sometimes spasm at sphincter of oddi where common bile duct enters duodenum can occur with pain in right upper quadrant.Do not have stone or fixed obstruction. This diagnosis can be made sometimes on hida scan by looking at common bile duct and its response to cck. This is hard diagnosis to make. In addults with ERCP perfom manometrics as gold standard. Botox treatmentor stent have helped some. Read more...

Hida scan shows clogged bile duct, but doctor says it's not biliary atresia, what could I have?

Stones? Is it the common bile duct? It is possible that a gallbladder stone got lodged in the bile duct. Read more...
Several things. Biliary atresia is a congenital abnormality of formation of biliary ductal system seen in neonates and not adults. Common bile duct can be obstructed by biliary stone. Sometimes partial obstructions of duct can be related to stenosis caused by inflammation or dyskinesia of sphincter of oddi, where duct enters duodenum. Congenital problems such as choledochal cyst affects common bile duct in adults. Read more...
Bad gallbladder. You could have a bad gallbladder. Biliary atresia is a very challenging diagnosis. A bad gallbladder is a fixable problem with surgery and low risk for any long term problems. Okay to ask your doc for more info on the diagnostic hida scan and referral to general surgery to discuss surgical removal. Be well and good luck. Read more...

Hida scan cck showed sluggish movement, 20 ejection, end of bile duct narrowed. Having mrsd, meanwhile put on creon. Why? .

Freon. Creon is pancreatic enzymes to assist in digestion. Attempt at ensuring nutrition while completing evaluation. Read more...
Bile duct stenosis. Narrowing of bile duct is usually detected by endoscopy (direct visualization) or mrcp (magetic resonance cholangiopancreatography). Mrcp also evaluates pancreas. Ductal narrowing can be caused by dyskinesia / spasticity, inflammation, or external pressure from tumor. Gall bladder ejection fraction of 20% usually refers to gall bladder disease or dyskinesia. Creon helps digestion with enzymes. Read more...

Hida scan showed clogged bile duct, but my physician says she doesn't think it is biliary atresia. What does this mean?

Other cause of block. Hida scan is a nuclear medicine test to check on the flow of bile from liver, into gallbladder, and bile ducts. Safe test. Results can be: normal; no visualization of dye in the gallbladder (may mean blockage by stone, inflammation-cholecystitis, less likely tumor); slow movementvisualization-may reflect liver trouble, blockage, inflammation of bile ducts; seen elsewhere than bil sys/gi-leakage. Read more...
Sludge. Bile sludge can cause non visualization of ducts or absence of flow of bile into intestines. An open liver biopsy and cholangiogram can confirm and wash the sludge loose. Read more...

I have no gallbladder now for 15 yrs. Pain on andoffunder rt rib through to back around side. Will nuclear hida scan show pancreas stone or bkockage?

Not likely. Unless you have abnormal blood tests showing abnormal liver functions with biliary obstruction. Pancreas stones do not occiur like gallstones, especially if you have not had documented recurrent pancreatitis. Need to see a GI specialist. Mri better for bile duct or pancreatic duct if it is clinically indicated (but likely to be normal without other documented abnormalities on blood work). Read more...
Unknown. Pains in the right upper quadrant can be from stomach or liver or pancreas as well as the colon or small intestine. I would suggest seeing your doctor or a GI specialist to let them get more details and then suggest testing to help you. Read more...
A HIDA scan does. Not image the pancreatic duct. Significant obstruction of the common bile duct would give a person abnormal liver function blood tests, which is a cheaper and radiation free way to suspect biliary duct obstruction as opposed to a hida scan. Read more...
MRCP and/or ERCP. Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancotography is a noninvasive test that would best image the pancreatic ducts as well as the bile ducts. Ercp injects contrast in the ducts from an endoscope and is invasive, more costly and can cause complications. Read more...
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. These tests are far-better than a hida. Read more...