Nuclear Medicine - HIDA
What is a Biliary Scan?
A biliary scan, also known as a HIDA, is a diagnostic exam used to evaluate the biliary tract and the gall bladder function. A small Isotope of 99mTc-Choletec will be injected. If an EF is needed, another injection of a non-radioactive medicine called CCK will be necessary.
- Right upper abdomen pain
- Nausea and vomiting before or after meals
- Bile leakage post surgery or trauma
- No food or drink for at least 4 hours (NPO)
- No IVP or CT prior to exam
- No Morphine or Demerol 8 hours prior to exam
- You will be in the department for 1 hour to 1 ½ hours
- A hep-loc will be inserted in vein
- Dynamic images of liver and gall bladder will be taken for 1 hour
- If CCK needed another set of dynamic mages will be taken for 30 minutes