Reasons you may not be able to have the test or why the results may not be helpful include:
Pregnancy. A gallbladder scan is not usually
done during pregnancy because the radiation could damage the developing baby
Barium and bismuth. If a
gallbladder scan is needed, it should be done before any tests that use barium
(such as a
The inability to remain
still during the test.
Being allergic to morphine.
What To Think About
ultrasound test may also be done to find problems of
the gallbladder. The ultrasound test provides more information about the shape
and size of the gallbladder than a nuclear scan does. But the nuclear scan can
provide information about how well the gallbladder is functioning and whether
the bile ducts are blocked. To learn more, see the topic
The results of a
gallbladder scan should be interpreted along with your symptoms and the results
of other tests, such as a physical examination and an ultrasound. Abnormal
results from a gallbladder scan do not necessarily mean that the gallbladder
needs to be removed.