Gallstone disease other imaging findings

Jump to navigation Jump to search

Gallstone disease Microchapters


Patient Information


Historical Perspective




Differentiating Gallstone disease from other Diseases

Epidemiology and Demographics

Risk Factors


Natural History, Complications and Prognosis


Diagnostic Study of Choice

History and Symptoms

Physical Examination

Laboratory Findings


X Ray




Other Imaging Findings

Other Diagnostic Studies


Medical Therapy


Surgical management

Primary Prevention

Secondary Prevention

Cost-Effectiveness of Therapy

Future or Investigational Therapies

Case Studies

Case #1

Gallstone disease other imaging findings On the Web

Most recent articles

Most cited articles

Review articles

CME Programs

Powerpoint slides


American Roentgen Ray Society Images of Gallstone disease other imaging findings

All Images
Echo & Ultrasound
CT Images

Ongoing Trials at Clinical

US National Guidelines Clearinghouse

NICE Guidance

FDA on Gallstone disease other imaging findings

CDC on Gallstone disease other imaging findings

Gallstone disease other imaging findings in the news

Blogs on Gallstone disease other imaging findings

Directions to Hospitals Treating Gallstone disease

Risk calculators and risk factors for Gallstone disease other imaging findings

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


There are other imaging modalities that can be useful in diagnosing gallstone disease, these include; endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), bile microscopy and oral cholecystography. It should be noted however, that some of these have been replaced by non-invasive, more advanced and less expensive imaging techniques.

Other Imaging Findings

Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

Gallstones are seen as filling defects in the gallbladder. Source:wikiwand[4]

Oral cholecystography

  • Oral cholecystography is rarely done since being replaced by the transabdominal ultrasound.[5]
  • It is still occasionally used prognostically to evaluate gall bladder function in obese patients on medical dissolution therapy such as ursodeoxycholic acid where a high quality ultrasound cannot be obtained.


  1. Prat F, Amouyal G, Amouyal P, Pelletier G, Fritsch J, Choury AD, Buffet C, Etienne JP (1996). "Prospective controlled study of endoscopic ultrasonography and endoscopic retrograde cholangiography in patients with suspected common-bileduct lithiasis". Lancet. 347 (8994): 75–9. PMID 8538344.
  2. Gurusamy KS, Giljaca V, Takwoingi Y, Higgie D, Poropat G, Štimac D, Davidson BR (2015). "Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography versus intraoperative cholangiography for diagnosis of common bile duct stones". Cochrane Database Syst Rev (2): CD010339. doi:10.1002/14651858.CD010339.pub2. PMID 25719222.
  3. Tse F, Liu L, Barkun AN, Armstrong D, Moayyedi P (2008). "EUS: a meta-analysis of test performance in suspected choledocholithiasis". Gastrointest. Endosc. 67 (2): 235–44. doi:10.1016/j.gie.2007.09.047. PMID 18226685.
  4. "".
  5. Shea JA, Berlin JA, Escarce JJ, Clarke JR, Kinosian BP, Cabana MD, Tsai WW, Horangic N, Malet PF, Schwartz JS (1994). "Revised estimates of diagnostic test sensitivity and specificity in suspected biliary tract disease". Arch. Intern. Med. 154 (22): 2573–81. PMID 7979854.

Template:WH Template:WS