Left lateral decubitus sonography of gallstones in the contracted gallbladder

M. R. Conrad, J. Leonard, M. J. Landay

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A prospective study of the accuracy in diagnosing gallstones using ultrasonography in the absence of a fluid-filled gallbladder was done over a 20 month period; 91 patients were studied. A focal echo complex with acoustic shadowing was shown to be a highly reliable criterion for diagnosing gallstones in a contracted gallbladder when (1) it was demonstrated on longitudinal, transverse, and left lateral decubitus views, and (2) the configuration of the echo complex remained the same.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)141-144
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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