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How do you test for gallstones?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Ultrasound
The best test to detect gallstones is an ultrasound of the right upper abdomen.
Ct scans are less sensitive for stones but may still detect them often. Plain x-rays may also detect gallstones if they are calcified, which is rare. No test is foolproof: as often as 5% of the time, a ultrasound may miss gallstones.

In brief: Ultrasound
The best test to detect gallstones is an ultrasound of the right upper abdomen.
Ct scans are less sensitive for stones but may still detect them often. Plain x-rays may also detect gallstones if they are calcified, which is rare. No test is foolproof: as often as 5% of the time, a ultrasound may miss gallstones.
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