Applied Radiology
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Author
Mark Tulchinsky, MD, FACNM
Professor of Radiology and Medicine at Pennsylvania State University, and Asso-ciate Chief of the Nuclear Medicine Section, Department of Radiology, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, PA.
Disclosures
No authors, faculty, or any individuals at IAME or Applied Radiology who had control over the content of this program have any relationships with commercial supporters.
Target Audience
Radiologists/Physicians
Nuclear Medicine Physicians
Radiologic Technologists
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Related Imaging Professionals
Commercial Support
This activity has been supported through an unrestricted educational grant from Bracco Diagnostics, Inc.

Applied hepatobiliary scintigraphy in chronic gallbladder diseases
Educational gaps are responsible for a significant variability in methodological practice in the use of CCK-CS with calculation of GBEF in patients with suspected gallbladder diseases.  In addition, emerging evidence continues to refine the methodology of CCK-CS.  Clinicians must remain abreast of current recommendations and innovative practices in order to provide the most specific CCK-CS test results in patients with suspected FGBD.
This article will address the role of hepatobiliary scintigraphy (HBS) in the diagnosis and management of this often challenging clinical conundrum.
Learnng Objectives
As a result of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify the technical and physiological fundamentals of cholecystokinin hepatobiliary scintigraphy (CCK-HBS).
  • Explain how to select and prepare appropriate patients for the CCK-HBS.
  • Identify practical modifications that help in efficiently executing CCK-HBS.
  • Identify the diagnostic possibilities and their associated findings on CCK-HBS.
  • Explain a logical stepwise diagnostic approach to the interpretation of CCK-HBS.
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Accreditation/Designation Statement
The Institute for Advanced Medical Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Institute for Advanced Medical Education designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
These credits qualify as SA-CME credits.
This course meets all criteria and has been approved by the AHRA, The Association for Medical Imaging Management for one (1) ARRT Category A CE Credit.
Estimated time for completion:
1 hour
Date of release and review:
September 1, 2016
Expiration date:
August 31, 2018