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cholecystography Line breaks: chole|cyst|og¦raphy
Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlɪsɪˈstɒɡrəfi/

Definition of cholecystography in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
X-ray examination of the gall bladder, used especially to detect the presence of gallstones.
Example sentences
  • Ultrasonography has replaced cholecystography as the diagnostic test for gall stones.
  • 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.
  • Oral cholecystography is used when patients are obese and have a large amount of overlying bowel gas which makes ultrasonography more difficult.

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