Gallbladder DISIDA

The patient is given a labelled "fatty" meal after fasting from midnight prior to the scan. The time for half and three quarters of the meal to leave the stomach are measured. Useful in the pre and post operative assessment of gastric emptying in gastric motility disorders. Gastric reflux can also be observed and quantitated. Patients with non-ulcer dyspepsia (N.U.D.) show a characteristic emptying pattern.

Used to assess:

The functioning of the gallbladder Distinguish between acute and chronic infection

Symptom or Suspected Disease

Severe pain around liver Vomiting Diarrhoea

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How to book

Patients will need to be referred to Nuclear Med by a referring doctor. Patients must select the specific scan/study required by their referring doctor and book an appointment at the most convenient location.


  • Medical aid authorisation (referring doctor to provide patient with specific ICD 10 code for medical aid authorisation)
  • Referring doctor’s name and practice number
  • Newly diagnosed oncology patients may need to register for oncology (referring doctor to facilitate registration)