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NORMAL VALUES FOR THE HIDA SCAN
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NORMAL VALUES FOR THE HIDA SCAN

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE NORMAL VALUES ARE FOR THE HIDA SCAN AND WHAT LEVEL IS AN INDICATOR FOR SURGERY.  MY HIDA SCAN SHOWED ONLY SLUDGE - NO STONES.  IS IT SAFE TO WAIT ON SURGERY BECAUSE I HEAR PEOPLE ARE SOMETIMES WORSE AFTER THE SURGERY WITH NO LESSENING OF THE SYMPTOMS. THANK YOU.
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A HIDA scan with CCK stimulation can measure the gallbladder ejection fraction.  The normal range would be between 35 and 75 percent.  

If it is lower than 35 percent, then this may lead to gallbladder-related pain and removing the gallbladder can be considered.  However, this is no guarantee that this will help.

Discussing this questions with a gastroenterologist and a surgeon can be considered.

Followup with your personal physician is essential.

This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.

Kevin, M.D.
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