Gallbladder radionuclide scan

Alternative Names

Radionuclide – gallbladder; Gallbladder scan; Biliary scan; Cholescintigraphy

Definition of Gallbladder radionuclide scan

Gallbladder radionuclide scan is a test that uses radioactive material to check gallbladder function or to look for signs of an infection or bile duct obstruction.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; and George F. Longstreth, MD, Department of Gastroenterology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, San Diego, California. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 3/5/2009

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Gallbladder radionuclide scan

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