Cholecystography

Cholecystography
Cholecystography
Intervention
ICD-9-CM 87.59
MeSH D002765

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.

This technique should not be confused with cystography, which is imaging of the urinary bladder.


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  • cholecystography — cholecystogram /koh leuh sis teuh gram , kol euh /, n. /koh leuh si stog reuh fee, kol euh /, n. Med. the production of x ray photographs of the gallbladder following administration of a radiopaque substance that is secreted by the liver into the …   Universalium

  • cholecystography — Radiographic study of the gallbladder after oral administration of a cholecystopaque; or scintigraphic imaging of the gallbladder and central bile ducts after administration of a radiopharmaceutical secreted by the liver. SYN: Graham Cole test. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • cholecystography — n. X ray of the gall bladder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cholecystography — cho·le·cys·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • cholecystography — n. X ray examination of the gall bladder. A compound that is opaque to X rays is taken by mouth, absorbed by the intestine, and excreted by the liver into the bile, which is concentrated in the gall bladder. An X ray photograph (cholecystogram)… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cholecystography — n. Med. X ray examination of the gall bladder, esp. used to detect the presence of any gallstones. Etymology: CHOLE + CYSTO + GRAPHY …   Useful english dictionary

  • Холецистография (Cholecystography) — рентгенологическое исследование желчного пузыря. Рентгеноконтрастное вещество вводится больному через рот, затем оно всасывается в кишечнике и экскретируется печенью в желчь, которая накапливается в желчном пузыре. Получаемая рентгенограмма… …   Медицинские термины

  • ХОЛЕЦИСТОГРАФИЯ — (cholecystography) рентгенологическое исследование желчного пузыря. Рентгеноконтрастное вещество вводится больному через рот, затем оно всасывается в кишечнике и экскретируется печенью в желчь, которая накапливается в желчном пузыре. Получаемая… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • iodipamide — An ionic, dimeric, water soluble radiographic contrast medium for intravenous cholangiography; used as the sodium or methylglucamine salt. SYN: Adipiodone. methylglucamine i. a water soluble …   Medical dictionary

  • iopanoic acid — A water insoluble radiographic contrast medium, once used widely for oral cholecystography. SYN: iodopanoic acid. * * * io·pa·no·ic acid .ī ə pə nō ik n a white crystalline powder C11H12I3NO2 administered orally as a radiopaque medium in… …   Medical dictionary

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