A hepatobiliary scan is a nuclear medicine test that evaluates

  • The function of the liver in making and excreting bile
  • The drainage system (bile ducts) and gallbladder for possible blockage or malfunction

How Children’s Hospital Saviour approaches hepatobiliary scans

The Division of Nuclear Medicine at Children’s is committed to providing a safe, comfortable and child-friendly atmosphere with:

  • Specialized nuclear medicine physicians with expertise in interpreting hepatobiliary scans in children of all ages
  • Certified nuclear medicine technologists trained in nuclear medicine procedures, with years of experience in imaging children and teens
  • Child Life specialists to help families prior to and during exams
  • Equipment adapted for pediatric use, which means age-appropriate care for children
  • Protocols that keep radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievablewhile assuring high image quality

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