Gallbladder Scan

Inside the Medical Procedures Center you will find the latest news, research and information about the Gallbladder Scan procedure. You can research what it is, the reason it should be done, a description of how it is performed, what future procedures may need to be done based on the results and what complications you should be watching for.

What is Gallbladder Scan?

Alternate Names for Gallbladder Scan:
Biliary tract radionuclide scan
Hepatobiliary imaging
Hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid scan
Hepatobiliary scintigraphy
HIDA scan
HIDA [a technetium-99m disopropyl analogue] scan

A HIDA scan is an imaging test. It helps to diagnose problems of the gallbladder and liver.


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What Is
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Reasons For Gallbladder Scan
Reasons For
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Gallbladder Scan Complications
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Gallbladder Scan Details
What to Expect
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Gallbladder Scan Results
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When to Contact Doctor about Gallbladder Scan
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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