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[mass noun] X-ray examination of the gall bladder, used especially to detect the presence of gallstones.
- ‘In special circumstances, the older method of oral cholecystography is used where one swallows 6 tablets of x-ray contrast material the night before an upper abdominal x-ray.’
- ‘Ultrasonography has replaced cholecystography as the diagnostic test for gall stones.’
- ‘This is apparently the cause of non-visualization of the gallbladder by cholecystography following injury.’
- ‘Oral cholecystography is used when patients are obese and have a large amount of overlying bowel gas which makes ultrasonography more difficult.’
- ‘Due to the development of improved technology, cholecystography is no longer performed routinely.’
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