Gallbladder Scan


Megan Freedman

What is a gallbladder scan?

A gallbladder scan, also known as a HIDA (hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid) scan, is a procedure that uses a radioactive substance to take pictures of your gallbladder, liver, and bile ducts. A gallbladder scan shows how well your gallbladder is working and diagnoses blockages and infections of the bile ducts, most commonly from gallstones. Your doctor may order a gallbladder scan if you have upper right-side abdominal pain or jaundice (yellowing of the skin). 

Your liver produces bile to help digest foo