What is the role of noncontrast radiography in the diagnosis of cholecystitis?

Updated: May 20, 2021
  • Author: Alan A Bloom, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Gallstones may be visualized on noncontrast radiography in 10%-15% of cases. This finding only indicates cholelithiasis, with or without active cholecystitis.


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