What are the disadvantages 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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Disadvantages of CT scanning include the following:

  • More expensive and less portable than ultrasonography

  • Results in radiation exposure

  • Requires IV contrast medium for best results

  • Less sensitive than ultrasonography for gallbladder stones

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