A gallbladder ejection fraction is an accurate evaluation.

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The amount of bile your gallbladder releases is measured.Your body digests bile.bile is released into your bile duct when you eat fat.A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) Scan is a test that can be used to measure a GBEF.

If you have problems with your gallbladder, you may need to have your GBEF measured.An infection, swelling, or a blockage are examples.There are some symptoms of gallbladder problems.

Your healthcare provider will help you prepare for the test.You may be told not to eat or drink for 4 hours before the test.Tell your healthcare provider what you take.Before the test, you may need to stop taking certain medicines.If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your healthcare provider.Medical shields can help protect your baby.

A radioactive substance is injected into your arm or hand.There is a camera above your stomach.He or she will take pictures every 5 to 15 minutes.The medicine will be given to you after the pictures are taken.The medicine can cause nausea or abdominal pain.The symptoms should improve in a few minutes.As your gallbladder releases bile, more pictures will be taken.

You can take more scans after 24 hours.If more scans are needed, your healthcare provider will tell you when to return.

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