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- A gallbladder Reference ultrasound Opens New Window 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. For more information, see the topic Reference Abdominal Ultrasound.
- 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.
- A test called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP) can be done to find blockage of the bile duct. For more information, see the topic Reference Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP).
- A Reference magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) Opens New Window method called MR cholangiopancreatogram (MRCP) may also be done to find blockage of the bile duct.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference October 17, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Howard Schaff, MD - Diagnostic Radiology