cholecystography

cholecystography
cholecystogram /koh'leuh sis"teuh gram', kol'euh-/, n.
/koh'leuh si stog"reuh fee, kol'euh-/, n. Med.
the production of x-ray photographs of the gallbladder following administration of a radiopaque substance that is secreted by the liver into the gallbladder.
[1920-25; CHOLECYST + -O- + -GRAPHY]

* * *

▪ medical procedure
      X ray (X-ray) of the gallbladder and biliary channels, following the administration of a radiopaque dye, one of the techniques of diagnostic imaging (q.v.). In oral cholecystography, the dye is ingested, absorbed by the intestine, and concentrated by the gallbladder, which normally appears well opacified in the X ray. Abnormalities (e.g., gallstones) may be demonstrated by radiolucent areas. Oral cholecystography is usually indicated in cases of suspected gallbladder disease. Newer dyes that permit visualization of the bile channels without concentration by the gallbladder are administered intravenously to determine or rule out the presence of intermittent obstruction of the bile ducts or recurrent biliary disease after biliary surgery.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cholecystography — Intervention ICD 9 CM 87.59 MeSH …   Wikipedia

  • cholecystography — Radiographic study of the gallbladder after oral administration of a cholecystopaque; or scintigraphic imaging of the gallbladder and central bile ducts after administration of a radiopharmaceutical secreted by the liver. SYN: Graham Cole test. [ …   Medical dictionary

  • cholecystography — n. X ray of the gall bladder …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cholecystography — cho·le·cys·tog·ra·phy …   English syllables

  • cholecystography — n. X ray examination of the gall bladder. A compound that is opaque to X rays is taken by mouth, absorbed by the intestine, and excreted by the liver into the bile, which is concentrated in the gall bladder. An X ray photograph (cholecystogram)… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cholecystography — n. Med. X ray examination of the gall bladder, esp. used to detect the presence of any gallstones. Etymology: CHOLE + CYSTO + GRAPHY …   Useful english dictionary

  • Холецистография (Cholecystography) — рентгенологическое исследование желчного пузыря. Рентгеноконтрастное вещество вводится больному через рот, затем оно всасывается в кишечнике и экскретируется печенью в желчь, которая накапливается в желчном пузыре. Получаемая рентгенограмма… …   Медицинские термины

  • ХОЛЕЦИСТОГРАФИЯ — (cholecystography) рентгенологическое исследование желчного пузыря. Рентгеноконтрастное вещество вводится больному через рот, затем оно всасывается в кишечнике и экскретируется печенью в желчь, которая накапливается в желчном пузыре. Получаемая… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • iodipamide — An ionic, dimeric, water soluble radiographic contrast medium for intravenous cholangiography; used as the sodium or methylglucamine salt. SYN: Adipiodone. methylglucamine i. a water soluble …   Medical dictionary

  • iopanoic acid — A water insoluble radiographic contrast medium, once used widely for oral cholecystography. SYN: iodopanoic acid. * * * io·pa·no·ic acid .ī ə pə nō ik n a white crystalline powder C11H12I3NO2 administered orally as a radiopaque medium in… …   Medical dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”