This book is timely and fills a void in the area of cholescintigraphy in nuclear medicine it is true that many articles and papers from symposia on this subject are available but they are all scattered through a volumnous literature dr cox and his colleagues have brought together in an orderly. Cholescintigraphy is the use of radiotracers to assess the anatomy and function of the biliary system and the liver indirectlycurrently this is most commonly performed with tc 99m ida analogs and hepatic ida imaging gave rise to the more common term hida scan after intravenous injection ida radiotracers are taken up by hepatocytes and then excreted into the biliary system. Cholescintigraphy is a test done by nuclear medicine physicians to diagnose obstruction of the bile ducts for example by a gallstone or a tumor disease of the gallbladder and bile leaksit sometimes is referred to as a hida scan or a gallbladder scan. This study is aimed to evaluate the role of cholescintigraphy in management of acute acalculous cholecystitisa total of thirty two patients who had presented to the surgical out patient department or referred from in patient department or intensive care
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