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I am searching for information connected to HIDA scan.
What is HIDA scan?
And how is HIDA scan done?
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HIDA scan, also known as gallbladder scan or cholescintigraphy. This is a test, done by nuclear medicine physicians to diagnose obstruction of the bile ducts. For example, HIDA scan is used to determine gallbladder diseases, bile leaks, gallstones, tumors...
HIDA scan takes about 2 hours. HIDA scan starts with intravenous injection of radioactive chemical into the patient. The chemical is removed from the body by the liver and secreted into the bile which is produced by the liver. The chemical then disperses everywhere that the bile goes, which means into the bile ducts, gallbladder and intestine. Why chemical that is radioactive? Because camera can sense radioactivity. Camera is placed over the patient’s abdomen and observes the traveling of the radioactive chemical within the bile-filled liver, bile ducts, and gallbladder.
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