This study is performed on neonates, infants, and children to determine if there is evidence of pulmonary aspiration of saliva that might explain recurrent pneumonias

File: Salivogram.pdf

Hepatobiliary Imaging July 2017

•Diagnosis of acute cholecystitis (both calculus and acalculous disease)
•Determination of patency of common bile duct when ultrasound examination not diagnostic (e.g., very early obstruction)
•Evaluation of biliary dyskinesia (gallbladder ejection fraction [GBEF] test) for chronic cholecystitis
•Identification of biliary leaks
•Differentiation of biliary atresia from neonatal hepatitis
•Evaluation of presence, or absence of, spleen (with T-99m SC Liver Scan). •Suspected sphincter of Oddi dysfunction or partial biliary obstruction due to stones or stricture.

File: Hepatobiliary_Imaging_July_2017.pdf

Hepatic Hemangioma Study

The site of the lesion in question must be known in advance, so the appropriate view can be chosen for the flow study. Therefore, the appropriate CT or US must be available at time of approval of study by NM resident or staff. This study is ideal for hemangiomas if a multi-headed scanner is used with lesions greater than 1.4 cm and not located near portal vessels. If lesion is small or near major vessels suggest MRI as primary imaging modality to confirm hemangioma.

File: Hepatic_Hemangioma_Study.pdf