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Biliary tract radionuclide scan, cholescintigraphy, hepatobiliary imaging, hepatobiliary scintigraphy, gallbladder scan, HIDA or hepatobiliary iminodiacetic scan.
To visualize and assess the cystic and common bile ducts of the gallbladder toward diagnosing obstructions, stones, inflammation, and tumor.
There are no activity restrictions unless by medical direction. Instruct the patient to restrict food and fluids for 4 to 6 hr prior to the procedure. Explain that fasting for more than 24 hr before the procedure or receiving total parenteral nutrition may produce a false-positive result. Instruct the patient, as ordered, to discontinue use of opiate-based or morphine-based drugs 2 to 6 hr before the procedure. No other radionuclide scans or procedures using barium contrast medium should be scheduled within 24 to 48 hr before this procedure. Protocols may vary among facilities.
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