Gastrointestinal Radiology

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 165–167 | Cite as

Population survey: Ultrasonic cholecystography

  • Jason C. Birnholz
Article

Abstract

Anatomic localization and diagnostic inspection of the gallbladder are achieved in 30–60 s with the use of a recently developed electronic sector scanning ultrasound imaging system. Approximately 98% visualization is achieved without patient preparation or selection. In a prototype survey of 766 patients, cholelithiasis was detected in 43 of 130 subjects with right upper quadrant pain syndromes and in 64 of 581 asymptomatic subjects.

Key words

Biliary tract, calculi Gallbladder, ultrasound 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jason C. Birnholz
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  1. 1.Department of Radiology, Harvard Medical SchoolBrigham and Women's HospitalBostonUSA

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