Nuclear Medicine: Liver and Gallbladder Scans
The gallbladder is a small non-vital organ that helps in the digestive process. Between meals, the gallbladder stores the bile produced in the liver, then it releases this bile to aid in the digestion of fats when we eat. Nuclear Medicine gallbladder imaging studies evaluate the health and function of the gallbladder (Cholescintigraphy).
The liver is a vital organ that has a wide range of functions, including removing poisons from the body (detoxifying), building proteins, and producing other necessary digestive aids. The liver is necessary for survival; there is currently no way to compensate for the absence of liver function. Nuclear Medicine liver-spleen imaging detects and classifies liver diseases and demonstrates physical changes in the spleen (Liver-spleen or Liver hemangioma Imaging).