The purpose of this scan is to evaluate the openess (patency) of the biliary system by tracing the production and flow of bile from the liver through the biliary system (including the gallbladder) into the small intestine.
Common Uses of a Hepatobiliary Scan
- Acute or Chronic Cholecystitis
- Evaluation of common bile duct obstruction
- Evaluation of congenital abnormalities of the biliary tree
- Evaluation of post-operative bile leaking