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Digestive Disorders

Nuc Med Hida Scan with Stomach Reflux

10/25/2010

Question:

On a nuclear medicine hida scan, if you see a large amount of tracer in the stomach, what causes this condition and what is the remedy?

Answer:

The nuclear medicine HIDA scan is actually used more to obtain information on how well the gallbladder contracts and if there is a problem with it's contraction due to different reasons. There are better tests to evaluate acid reflux.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University