What is a hepatobiliary scan?

Also known as: HIDA scan, cholescintigraphy, hepatobiliary scintigraphy.

If a doctor suspects that a patient is experiencing problems related to the gallbladder, bile ducts or liver, then he or she may order a hepatobiliary scan. It’s a nuclear medicine test that involves scanning these areas of the body to look for problems.

Reviewed by: Carrie Firestone Baum, MD

This page was last updated on: 1/29/2019 3:21:13 PM

© 2023 Nicklaus Children's Hospital. All Rights Reserved.