Examination of the gall bladder and bile ducts by nuclear medicine scanning; radionuclide cholecystography.
[chole- + scintigraphy]
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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.
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Another term for a gallbladder nuclear medicine scan.
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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.
Although cholescintigraphy 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.
Sincalide-stimulated cholescintigraphy: 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?