What are the disadvantages of CT scanning for the diagnosis of acute cholangitis?

Updated: Dec 29, 2017
  • Author: Timothy M Scott, DO; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Disadvantages of CT include poor imaging of gallstones, allergic reaction to contrast, exposure to ionizing radiation, and diminished ability to visualize the biliary tree with elevated serum bilirubin level.


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