cholescintigraphy

chol·e·scin·tig·ra·phy

(kō'lē-sin-tig'ră-fē),
Examination of the gall bladder and bile ducts by nuclear medicine scanning; radionuclide cholecystography.
[chole- + scintigraphy]

cholescintigraphy

[kō′ləsintig′rəfē]
examination of the gallbladder and bile ducts by scanning with radionuclides.

cholescintigraphy

A method of visualizing the biliary system by the use of a radio-active substance which, when injected into the blood, rapidly concentrates in the gallbladder and bile ducts. Failure of the gallbladder to show up suggests blockage of the cystic duct and support a diagnosis of CHOLECYSTITIS.

Cholescintigraphy

Another term for a gallbladder nuclear medicine scan.
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Ultrasonography, 99mTc-DIDA cholescintigraphy, and infusion tomography in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Prospective evaluation of 99mTc-IDA cholescintigraphy and gray-scale ultrasound in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Acalculous biliary pain: cholecystectomy alleviates symptoms in patients with abnormal cholescintigraphy.
Sphincter of Oddi dyskinesia: Role of cholecystokinin cholescintigraphy.
They found that hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scanning, or cholescintigraphy, is often the optimal method to diagnose bile leaks after nonoperative management.
Kinevac-assisted cholescintigraphy as an accurate predictor of chronic acalculous gallbladder disease and the likelihood of symptom relief with cholecystectomy.
Diagnostic radiology general; Extremity x-rays; Knee trauma; Diagnostic Arteriography Indications; Cervicocerebral angiography; Digital subtraction angiography (DSA); Infusion Venography; Resources for Angiography Indications; Abdominal and Gastroenterological X-ray Procedures; Cholescintigraphy (HIDA); Intravenous Pyelography (IVP); Cystography and Urethrography; Voiding cystourethrography in Children;
Cholescintigraphy may confirm communication of the fluid collection with the biliary tree.
When clinical suspicion of chronic AC is high, cholecystokinin (CCK)-augmented cholescintigraphy with measurement of gallbladder ejection fraction at 1 hour is the technique of choice.
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18) Sonography is considered to be as sensitive as cholescintigraphy in making the diagnosis.
Diagnostic radiology - general; Extremity x-rays; Knee trauma; Diagnostic Arteriography - Indications; Cervicocerebral angiography; Digital subtraction angiography (DSA); Infusion Venography; Resources for Angiography Indications; Abdominal and Gastroenterological X-ray Procedures; Cholescintigraphy (HIDA); Intravenous Pyelography (IVP); Cystography and Urethrography; Voiding cystourethrography in Children;