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Gallbladder stones are visible on ultrasound?

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Dr. Mazen Ghani
Radiology
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In brief: Ultrasound

Is an excellent and noninvasive imaging study to assess for gallstones.

In brief: Ultrasound

Is an excellent and noninvasive imaging study to assess for gallstones.
Dr. Mazen Ghani
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Dr. David Dang
Radiology

In brief: Yes

Gallbladder stones (cholelithiasis) are typically detectable on ultrasound, sometimes better than ct.
Very small stones may, however, be missed. At time of exam, the gallbladder may rarely be obscured by stomach gas and not well seen on ultrasound. A small stone lodged in the gallbladder neck or if already displaced into the bile ducts may not be visible on ultrasound.

In brief: Yes

Gallbladder stones (cholelithiasis) are typically detectable on ultrasound, sometimes better than ct.
Very small stones may, however, be missed. At time of exam, the gallbladder may rarely be obscured by stomach gas and not well seen on ultrasound. A small stone lodged in the gallbladder neck or if already displaced into the bile ducts may not be visible on ultrasound.
Dr. David Dang
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