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Gallbladder nuclear scan

Gallbladder nuclear scan

Gallbladder nuclear scan: A gallbladder nuclear scan is a nuclear imaging technique of the gallbladder, common bile duct, and duodenum within 60 minutes of injecting the radionuclide that moves through the biliary duct system; radioactivity is detected by a special camera that generates an image on a computer.

Gallbladder nuclear scan: Other Names

Other names for Gallbladder nuclear scan include:

  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy
  • Hepatobiliary imaging
  • Biliary tract radionuclide scan
  • Cholescintigraphy
  • DISIDA scanning
  • HIDA scanning
  • IDA gallbladder scanning

Symptoms Associated with Gallbladder nuclear scan

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gallbladder nuclear scan:

  • Severe abdominal pain (right upper quadrant)

Diseases Associated with Gallbladder nuclear scan

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Gallbladder nuclear scan:

  • Acute cholecystitis (e.g. caused by gallstones)
  • Common bile duct obstruction
  • Chronic cholecystitis
  • Cystic duct syndrome

Basic Information: Gallbladder nuclear scan

Disease or Condition count: 0; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Gallbladder nuclear scan' may be involved.

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