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@colleenyoung

Hi @jfperrone, Here's more information about the hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan, also known as cholescintigraphy and hepatobiliary scintigraphy, It is an imaging procedure used to diagnose problems of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/hida-scan/about/pac-20384701

Since you are getting this test done to help detect a possible issue with your gallbladder, I also added this discussion to the Digestive Health group (https://connect.mayoclinic.org/group/digestive-gastrointestinal-problems/). I'm also tagging fellow members @woodsiechris @msb18 and @sciograndma, who have had a HIDA scan for gallbladder issues – in addition to the info you got from @dorisena

JFperrone, did they say what the suspect or what they hope the scan will reveal?

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Would the HIDA test be appropriate to detect problems in a fatty liver? Doctors have not been able to determine if I have any metastasis in my liver from previous small bowel Carcinoid cancer as scans have been unable to penetrate my fatty liver. Thanks for your insight into my dilemma.

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