What are the advantages of CT scanning for the diagnosis of conjugated hyperbilirubinemia?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Richard A Weisiger, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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CT scanning offers the following advantages:

  • Better resolution than ultrasonography

  • Provides good evaluation of the entire bile duct

  • Can define the anatomy better than ultrasonography, especially if contrast agents are used

  • Better for evaluating suspected malignancies, especially with evaluation of the arterial phase

  • Permits guided needle biopsies


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