Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan
 
 

Gallbladder Radionuclide Scan

A gallbladder radionuclide scan evaluates gallbladder function and if the bile ducts are blocked. A radioactive substance is injected in a vein. The substance settles in the liver and then moves with bile into the gallbladder. A scanner and computer shows images of where the radioactive material is found in organs and how it flows. This test helps in finding gallbladder infections, bile duct obstructions or long-term gallbladder disorders. The test can also indicate if a transplanted liver is rejected.

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