How effective is nuclear medicine at identifying patients who would benefit from cholecystectomy?
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How effective is nuclear medicine at identifying patients who would benefit from cholecystectomy? Evidence-Based Answer: Patients with biliary dyskinesia or acalculous gallbladder disease and abnormal gallbladder ejection fraction (GBEF) measured by hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scans are likely to benefit from surgery; however, symptomatic patients with normal HIDA results may benefit from surgery as well (SOR: B, meta-analysis of unblinded RCTs and a prospective cohort trial)
Evidence Based Practice 17(5): E-01-E-02