The use of water ingestion to distinguish the gallbladder and duodenum on cholescintigrams

I. A. Keller, H. S. Wiessmann, L. L. Kaplun, L. M. Freeman

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Abstract

Cholescintigraphic diagnosis of acute cholecystitis requires accurate assessment of gallbladder nonvisualization. Confusion may occur when the gallbladder overlies the duodenal sweep or when labeled bile pools in the duodenum. Gallbladder activity could not be differentiated from duodenal activity in 21 patients. The oral ingestion of 225 ml of water permitted successful differentiation of the gallbladder from the duodenum. In 25 control subjects, it was demonstrated that the volume of water did not have a cholecystokinetic effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)811-813
Number of pages3
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume152
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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