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Hida Scan


A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan is a test to show how your liver and gallbladder are working. This test is also called cholescintigraphy.


Contact your healthcare provider if:

  • You have pain, redness, or swelling in the area where the tracer was injected.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.


  • Drink plenty of water to help flush the tracer out of your body. The tracer leaves your body within a few days through your urine or bowel movements. Your healthcare provider may tell you to flush the toilet 3 times after you go to the bathroom. This makes sure that none of the tracer is left in the toilet bowl.
  • Wash your hands well with soap and water each time you urinate.

Follow up with your healthcare provider as directed:

You may need to return to go over the results of your tests. Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

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