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cholecystography

 [ko″le-sis-tog´rah-fe]
radiography of the gallbladder, using a radiopaque dye as contrast medium. adj., adj cholecystograph´ic. The purpose of the examination is to determine the ability of the gallbladder to fill, concentrate bile, and empty. The dye is administered in tablets the evening before the x-ray films are made. Other, more commonly used diagnostic tests are discussed at gallbladder.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cho·le·cys·tog·ra·phy

(kō'lē-sis-tog'ră-fĕ),
1. Radiographic study of the gallbladder after oral administration of a cholecystopaque.
2. Scintigraphic imaging of the gallbladder and central bile ducts after administration of a radiopharmaceutical secreted by the liver.
Synonym(s): Graham-Cole test
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + grapho, to write]
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cholecystography

A method for visualising the gallbladder and biliary tract, based on excretion of iodinated radiocontrast via the biliary tree after oral ingestion.
 
Indications
Suspected gallbladder disease (e.g., cholecystitis, cholelithiasis, upper right quadrant colic); the method has fallen into disuse and been all-but replaced by gallbladder ultrasonography.
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cho·le·cys·tog·ra·phy

(kō'lĕ-sis-tog'ră-fĕ)
Radiographic study of the gallbladder after oral administration of a cholecystopaque or scintigraphic imaging of the gallbladder and central bile ducts after administration of a radiopharmaceutical secreted by the liver. An obsolete technique.
[chole- + G. kystis, bladder, + grapho, to write]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cholecystography

X-ray of the gall bladder, usually facilitated by the use of a contrast medium, so that gallstones can be readily seen.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Graham,

Evarts Ambrose, U.S. surgeon, 1883-1957.
Graham-Cole test - a radiographic study of the gallbladder. Synonym(s): cholecystography
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Oral cholecystography in contemporary gallstone imaging: a review.
Comparison of accuracy of 99mTc-pyridoxylidene glutamate scanning with oral cholecystography and ultrasonography in diagnosis of acute cholecystitis.
Iopanoic acid and ipodate, iodinated contrast media previously used for cholecystography, are potent inhibitors of the conversion of thyroxine (T4) to triiodothyronine (T3), the bioactivethyroid hormone.
Oral cholecystography (OCG) was done in both pre and 3 months post-operative period to know the function and capacity of the gall bladder.
AN older and slightly less sensitive method is cholecystography, when you swallow an iodine-containing dye that shows up the gallbladder on X-ray.
To date US oral cholecystography oral cholecysto-computed tomography, scintigraphy, magnetic resonance cholangiography, percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography have been used preoperatively to diagnose these anomalies (6).