Magnetic resonance cholangiography versus ultrasound in the evaluation of the gallbladder.

@article{Calvo2002MagneticRC,
  title={Magnetic resonance cholangiography versus ultrasound in the evaluation of the gallbladder.},
  author={M. Martin Calvo and Lu{\'i}s Bujanda and I{\~n}aki Heras and Angel Calder{\'o}n and Jos{\'e} Luis Cabriada and V{\'i}ctor Orive and Arsenio Mart{\'i}nez and Ana Capelastegi},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={233-6}
}
Ultrasonography (US) is currently the reference technique for evaluating gallbladder pathology. The aim of this study was to prospectively determine the diagnostic efficacy of magnetic resonance cholangiography (MRCP) in evaluating the gallbladder, as compared with US. The study included 80 patients (mean age, 69.3 years; male-to-female ration, 1.3:1) who underwent prospective US and MRCP; 5 patients in whom MRCP was contraindicated were excluded. In all cases, US was performed before MRCP… CONTINUE READING