What is a normal HIDA scan result?

What is a normal HIDA scan result?

What is a normal HIDA scan result?

A normal result means that the gallbladder is visualized within 1 hour of the injection and the tracer is in the small intestine. GB not visualized: If the gallbladder is not visualized within 4 hours after the injection it indicates that there is either cholecystitis or cystic duct obstruction.

How do I read my HIDA scan results?


  1. Normal: This means the tracer moved freely from the liver into the gallbladder and small intestine.
  2. Slow movement: If the tracer moved slowly through the body, this might suggest an obstruction or blockage in the gallbladder or bile duct, or it indicates below optimal liver function.

What is an abnormal HIDA scan result?

If your scan was “abnormal,” it likely means your images revealed one of the following: An infection. Gallstones. Bile duct blockage. A problem with how your gallbladder functions.

When will I get my HIDA scan results?

How soon will the scan results be available? A radiologist will interpret the images, write a report, and deliver the results to your doctor via the internal computer system. This process usually takes less than 24 hours.

What does a low functioning gallbladder feel like?

Biliary dyskinesia occurs when the gallbladder has a lower-than-normal function. This condition may be related to ongoing gallbladder inflammation. Symptoms can include upper abdominal pain after eating, nausea, bloating, and indigestion. Eating a fatty meal may trigger symptoms.

Can a non functioning gallbladder cause weight gain?

Post-surgery, your body acclimates to changes brought about by gallbladder removal, it impacts how the digestive system process food. In few cases, this prompts weight gain. The body will be unable to digest fat and sugar productively.

Can you have gallbladder problems with normal tests?

Laboratory tests and abdominal imaging — Patients with functional gallbladder disorder have normal blood tests, including aminotransferases, bilirubin, alkaline phosphatase/gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase, amylase, and lipase [11].