What is a HIDA scan?
A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan is a nuclear medicine test. Also known as a hepatobiliary scan, it uses a small amount of radioactive material and a special camera to assess gallbladder function and bile flow.
Why has my physician ordered this exam?
Your physician may call for a HIDA scan to evaluate you for any of several conditions, including:
- Bile duct obstruction or bile leakage
- Cholecystitis (gallbladder inflammation)