Infusion tomography and the total body opacification effect: Appraisal in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis

Richard W Katzberg, C. M. Glasier, J. L. Booker, J. D. Mullins, D. T. Kopp

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Abstract

Clinical and laboratory investigations were performed to test the criteria used in infusion tomography of the gallbladder (ITGB) for the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. The results demonstrated a 14% incidence of gallbladder wall visualization in 200 patients asymptomatic for gallbladder disease undergoing excretory urography with tomography. The animal investigation showed no significant difference (0.1 < p < 0.2) in radiographic results between control (n = 6) and acute cholecystitis (n = 7) groups. Serious questions are raised regarding the clinical reliability of ITBG using currently accepted diagnostic criteria.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalRadiology
Volume134
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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    Katzberg, R. W., Glasier, C. M., Booker, J. L., Mullins, J. D., & Kopp, D. T. (1980). Infusion tomography and the total body opacification effect: Appraisal in the diagnosis of acute cholecystitis. Radiology, 134(2), 297-302.