The role of technetium-99m iminodiacetic acid (IDA) cholescintigraphy in acute acalculous cholecystitis

H. S. Weissmann, D. Berkowitz, M. S. Fox, M. L. Gliedman, R. Rosenblatt, L. A. Sugarman, L. M. Freeman

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Abstract

Technetium-99m iminodiacetic acid (IDA) cholescintigraphy was performed in 15 patients with acute acalculous cholecystitis. Fourteen of the 15 patients with acute disease had positive findings, indicating the presence of cystic duct or common duct obstruction. One case in which the gallbladder was visualized failed to respond to sincalide stimulation; this was classified as a suggestive finding of disease. The diagnostic accuracy of 99mTc-IDA cholescintigraphy was far superior to the other imaging studies used (8 sonograms, 1 intravenous cholangiogram, 3 oral cholecystograms, 1 percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram). The 99mTc-IDA study is recommended as the imaging procedure of choice for examining patients with suspected acute acalculous cholecystitis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)177-180
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume146
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Weissmann, H. S., Berkowitz, D., Fox, M. S., Gliedman, M. L., Rosenblatt, R., Sugarman, L. A., & Freeman, L. M. (1983). The role of technetium-99m iminodiacetic acid (IDA) cholescintigraphy in acute acalculous cholecystitis. Unknown Journal, 146(1), 177-180. https://doi.org/10.1148/radiology.146.1.6681568