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Before the HIDA scan is performed, 3 important questions must be asked:
If the patient had a negative HIDA scan, we did not find that the patients developed a bile leak after their initially negative HIDA scan," she said.
She had a HIDA scan with nonvisualization of the gallbladder, and underwent cholecystectomy for emphysematous cholecystitis.
We found no significant difference in outcome in patients who underwent HIDA scan with CCK infusion, regardless of gallbladder ejection fraction or exacerbation of symptoms caused by the infusion.