Clinical Review

Imaging in biliary obstruction

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:501
  1. Adrian M K Thomas, consultant radiologist (
  1. 1 Department of Nuclear Medicine, Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington, Kent BR6 8ND

    Mrs Prior was referred for ultrasonography after identification of abnormal liver function.1 Imaging of the liver and biliary tree is a common problem, and advances in ultrasonography, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging have improved our diagnostic ability.2 Ultrasonography is the first investigation for suspected biliary disease. This patient's scan showed stones in the gall bladder and in the lower common bile …

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