What is Cholecystography?

Oral cholecystography is a procedure used to visualize the gallbladder by administering, by mouth, a radiopaque contrast agent that is excreted by the liver. This excreted material will collect in the gallbladder, where reabsorption of water concentrates the excreted contrast. Since only 10% of gallstones are radiopaque, the remaining 90% will appear as translucent on an opaque background in an abdominal X-ray. Current medical practice prefers ultrasound and CT over oral cholecystography. If needed, IV cholecystography and cholangiography may be done.

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Hii, I am male 32 years...i have bit uncomfortable feeling at upper right quadrant just below rib cage from june 2012.....did ultrasound , x-ray...

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hi i had gone through your query and understand your concerns. i would come up with the possibility of CHOLELITHIAIS;formation stones in the...

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