Biliary Obstruction tests
Biliary Obstruction

Tests could include:

  • An abdominal ultrasound uses sound waves to check a number of conditions. Learn about what ultrasounds are used for and if there are any risks.
  • Abdominal CT scans are used when a doctor suspects that something is be wrong in the abdominal area but can't find the specifics through a physical examination.
  • An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that used by sonar and radar, which help the military detect planes and ships. An ultrasoun...
  • A computerized tomography scan (CT or CAT scan) is a series of cross-sectional X-ray images of your body. CT scans are used to examine your bones and soft tissues for damage or abnormalities. Often, these images can be combined to create a 3D pict...
  • ERCP is a test used to look for and treat abnormalities in the pancreas, bile ducts, and gallbladder. ERCP is an abbreviation for “endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.” ERCP is a combination of two different types of tests: ...
  • Liver function tests measure levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood to help screen for problems such as infections, scarring, and disorders.
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTCA) is a radiologic procedure used to pinpoint bile duct blockages in your liver. A local anesthetic and medications are given to make you sleepy and relaxed before the procedure. The doctor then inserts ...
  • An alkaline phosphatase level test (ALP test) measures the amount of alkaline phosphatase enzyme in your bloodstream. The test requires a simple blood draw and is often a routine part of other blood tests. Abnormal levels of ALP in your blood most...
  • Your pancreas makes an enzyme called lipase. When you eat, lipase is released into your digestive tract to help your intestines break down the fats in food.
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