A hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan is an imaging procedure used to diagnose problems of the liver, gallbladder and bile ducts. For a HIDA scan, also known as cholescintigraphy and hepatobiliary scintigraphy, a radioactive tracer is injected into a vein in your arm.Click to see full answer. Correspondingly, what does it mean when your gallbladder doesn’t show up on a HIDA scan?When the test chemical fails to appear in the gallbladder, but is detected in the intestine, there probably is an obstruction of the cystic duct leading to and from the gallbladder. (Obstruction is most commonly caused by gallstones and, less commonly, by tumors.Also, what causes false positive HIDA scan? HIDA scans can be falsely positive when the gallbladder is not filling in the absence of cholecystitis. These situations include severe liver disease, patients on total parenteral nutrition, hyperbilirubinemia, inadequate fasting, and alcohol and opiate abuse. are HIDA scans accurate? Diagnostic accuracy of 99Tcm-HIDA with cholecystokinin and gallbladder ejection fraction in acalculous gallbladder disease. For a total 261 patients with mean clinical follow-up of 5.7 years the sensitivity of GBEF measurement is 95%, specificity is 92% and overall accuracy is 94%.Can HIDA scan miss gallbladder problems?Eating a fatty meal may trigger symptoms. There are usually no gallstones in the gallbladder with biliary dyskinesia. Your doctor may need to use a test called a HIDA scan to help diagnosis this condition. This test measures gallbladder function.