The clinical utility of quantitative cholescintigraphy: the significance of gallbladder dysfunction.

@article{Klieger1998TheCU,
  title={The clinical utility of quantitative cholescintigraphy: the significance of gallbladder dysfunction.},
  author={Paul Klieger and Robert E. O'Mara},
  journal={Clinical nuclear medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={23 5},
  pages={278-82}
}
PURPOSE Cholelithiasis is a common disorder occurring in over 20 million people in the United States and resulting in approximately 600,000 cholecystectomies annually. Although over 95% of biliary tract disease is caused by gallstones, the vast majority (>80%) of cholelithiasis cases are asymptomatic. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of quantitative cholescintigraphy in detecting symptomatic biliary tract disease and predicting clinical relief after cholecystectomy… CONTINUE READING

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