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Is a Negative CT Good Enough to Rule Out Acute Cholecystitis?

  • Yiju Teresa LiuEmail author
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Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) is an important modality that is commonly used to diagnose biliary pathology. It may be better than ultrasound for detecting acute cholecystitis but still misses cases found on cholescintigraphy. Thus, further imaging for cholecystitis should be considered in high-risk patients with a negative CT.

Keywords

Acute cholecystitis Computed tomography Ultrasound 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLATorranceUSA

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