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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