Gallstones with Acute Gallbladder Inflammation testsGallstones with Acute Gallbladder Inflammation
Tests could include:
- History and Physical Exam
- Abdominal Ultrasound
- Endoscopic Ultrasound
- Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatogram (ERCP)
- Abdominal CT Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
- Radionuclide Biliary Patency (HIDA) Scanning
- Liver Ultrasound
- Liver Scan
- Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
- Ultrasound Scan
- MRI of Liver
- Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography
- Liver Function Tests
- Serum Lipase Measurement
- Serum Total Bilirubin Measurement
- Serum Amylase Measurement
Ultrasound scans use high-frequency sound waves to capture images and video. This helps doctors view portions of the body's interior without making an incision. Just as sonar and radar help the military detect planes and ships, ultrasound helps do...
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: ...
A CT scan is a type of X-ray that can show cross-sectional images of a specific area of the body. The machine circles the body and sends the images to a computer, where they are viewed by a technician. Each picture is viewed as a cross-section of ...
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...
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...
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 ...
Liver function tests help determine the health of your liver by measuring levels of proteins, enzymes, or bilirubin in your blood. Many tests can be performed on the liver, but most of them do not measure the overall function of the liver. The mos...
Lipase is an enzyme made by the pancreas. When you eat, lipase is released into the digestive tract to aid in the breakdown of fats. Lipase also functions to increase cell permeability. Cell permeability allows vital nutrients and wastes to flow a...