What is the role of scintigraphy in the workup of choledochal cysts?

Updated: Jul 01, 2020
  • Author: Emily Tommolino, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Hepatic iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scintigraphy is a nuclear medicine examination that uses a radiolabeled bile salt (technetium-99m) that is given intravenously and is then taken up by the hepatocytes and excreted in the bile.

Nuclear medicine scan of a choledochal cyst. Nuclear medicine scan of a choledochal cyst.
Nuclear medicine scan of a choledochal cyst. Nuclear medicine scan of a choledochal cyst.

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