cholecystography


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) of the gall bladder indicates whether or not it is functioning, and gallstones may be seen as contrasting (nonopaque) areas within it. A fatty meal is usually also given, to demonstrate the ability of the gall bladder to contract. This technique has largely been replaced by ultrasound scanning.

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

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

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