Contribution of ultrasonography and cholescintigraphy
to the diagnosis of acute acalculous cholecystitis in intensive care unit patients.
A new pericardial effusion in a patient after penetrating trauma involving disruption of the hepatic parenchyma and diaphragm should raise concern for the possible presence of a pericardiobiliary fistula.Pleural fluid as well as pericardial fluid analysis should be performed and nuclear medicine cholescintigraphy
can be utilized as adjunct test to diagnose the presence of a pericardiobiliary fistula.
Her liver and bile duct system were normal on ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging.[sup]99m Tc-HIDA cholescintigraphy
revealed prolonged visualization of the liver and delayed filling of the gallbladder.
Chen, "Evidence of impaired gallbladder function in patients with liver cirrhosis by quantitative radionuclide cholescintigraphy
," The American Journal of Gastroenterology, vol.
Intrathoracic gastric activity on cholescintigraphy
results in a large hiatus hernia with duodenogastric reflux.
has a higher sensitivity and specificity (96% and 90%, re spectively), US remains the initial study of choice because of its availability, study time, and the lack of ionizing radiation.
Other modalities to be used in diagnosis include cholescintigraphy
, CT abdomen, MRCP.
: a multicenter investigation to determine optimal infusion methodology and gallbladder ejection fraction normal values.
Prospective evaluation of 99m TC-IDA cholescintigraphy
in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
They found that hepatobiliary iminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scanning, or cholescintigraphy
, is often the optimal method to diagnose bile leaks after nonoperative management.
In his practice, 19 adults with unexplained, chronic postprandial diarrhea, marked by 4-10 stools daily, were found to have abnormal gallbladder function; cholescintigraphy
revealed abnormal gallbladder ejection fraction (Am.
Can sincalide cholescintigraphy
fulfil the role of a gall-bladder stress test for patients with gall-bladder stones?