Hepatobiliary Scan With CCK

A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan with cholecystokinin (CCK) is a nuclear medicine procedure that traces the flow of bile from the liver to the gallbladder and into the small intestine. Your doctor may recommend this test as part of the diagnostic workup in patients with suspected biliary tract disorders or abdominal pain with suspected biliary cause. CCK is cholecystokinin and is administered during the scan to evaluate gallbladder function. The HIDA scan with CCK requires you to fast for six hours prior to this scan. You should discuss any pain medications you take with your doctor to determine if they temporarily need to be stopped for at least 24hrs as some can alter scan results.

PATIENT PREP: Nothing to eat or drink 6- 8 hours prior to your exam. Feel free to call us if you have any questions regarding this exam.