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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Furqan M M. M.B.B.S[2]

Overview

Abdominal MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. Findings on MRI suggestive of acute cholecystitis include thickening of the gallbladder and pericholecystic fluid.

MRI

  • Abdominal MRI may be helpful in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. Findings on MRI suggestive of acute cholecystitis include:[1][2]
    • Thickening of the gallbladder
    • Pericholecystic fluid.

Advantages of MRI

  • Advantages of MRI include:[1]
    • No exposure to radiation
    • Information about other abdominal structures in addition to hepato-biliary tree

Limitations of MRI

  • Limitations of MRI include:[1]
    • Limited availability
    • Time consuming
MRI of Acute cholecysytitis. Case courtesy of <a href="https://radiopaedia.org/">Radiopaedia.org</a>. From the case <a href="https://radiopaedia.org/cases/11162">rID: 11162</a>[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Gallbladder, Cholecystitis, Acute - StatPearls - NCBI Bookshelf".
  2. Foard DE, Haber AH (1970). "Physiologically normal senescence in seedlings grown without cell division after massive gamma-irradiation of seeds". Radiat. Res. 42 (2): 372–80. PMID 5442405.
  3. "Acute cholecystitis | Radiology Reference Article | Radiopaedia.org".

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