Which imaging studies may be performed in the diagnosis of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Diagnostic imaging modalities that may be considered include the following:

  • Plain X-ray of the abdomen

  • Ultrasonography

  • Computed tomography (CT)

  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

  • Hepatobiliary scintigraphy (see the image below)

    Cholecystitis. Abnormal finding on hepatoiminodiac Cholecystitis. Abnormal finding on hepatoiminodiacetic acid (HIDA) scan.
  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)

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