Diagnosing bile duct stones: comparison of unenhanced helical CT, oral contrast-enhanced CT cholangiography, and MR cholangiography.

@article{Soto2000DiagnosingBD,
  title={Diagnosing bile duct stones: comparison of unenhanced helical CT, oral contrast-enhanced CT cholangiography, and MR cholangiography.},
  author={Jorge A. Soto and Oscar {\'A}lvarez and Felipe M{\'u}nera and Sylvia M. Velez and Jos{\'e} Valencia and Norman Ramirez},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  year={2000},
  volume={175 4},
  pages={1127-34}
}
OBJECTIVE In this investigation we compared the diagnostic performance of unenhanced helical CT, oral contrast-enhanced CT cholangiography, and MR cholangiography for the diagnosis of choledocholithiasis. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-one patients referred for endoscopic retrograde cholangiography of suspected biliary stones were studied with unenhanced helical CT, MR cholangiography, and helical CT performed after oral administration of a cholangiographic contrast agent (iopodic acid). The… CONTINUE READING