Gallbladder ultrasonography as a diagnostic tool in epidemiological screenings

  • L. Lalloni
  • the GREPCO Group


Most in vivo studies on the epidemiology of gallstone disease have been performed by oral cholecystography. However, this technique has several disadvantages since it presents the hazards associated with X-ray exposure, is time-consuming, expensive and quite often does not offer a definite answer. All these limitations do not suggest the use of oral cholecystography as the technique of choice for epidemiological purposes.


Gallstone Disease Verification Procedure Epidemiological Purpose Rome Group Gallbladder Lumen 
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  • L. Lalloni
  • the GREPCO Group

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