Usefulness of DIC-CT in choledocholithiasis

Hironao Miyoshi, Toshiyuki Hattori, Katuyoshi Kou, Makoto Katayama, Akira Arakawa, Tomoyuki Taki, Kazuo Inui, Junji Yoshino, Saburo Nakazawa, Yasuo Naitoh

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In order to assess the efficacy of helical CT in drip-infusion cholangiography (DIC-CT) for diagnosis of choledocholithiasis, 82 patients with biliary diseases, including 25 patients with a definite diagnosis of choledocholithiasis obtained by direct cholangiography, were investigated by DIC-CT and EUS. Comparative investigation showed that, of the 25 cases, 94.7% could be imaged by DIC-CT and 87.5% by EUS, with respective sensitivities of 94.7% and 87.5%. The specificities in both cases were 100% and accuracies were 97.8% with DIC-CT and 96% with EUS respectively. Therefore, in diagnosis the choledocholithiasis, DIC-CT displays similar diagnostic efficiency as EUS or ERC and can be recognized as the non-invasive and useful procedure for pre-operative diagnosis of cholecystolithiasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)644-651
Number of pages8
JournalJapanese Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology

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    Miyoshi, H., Hattori, T., Kou, K., Katayama, M., Arakawa, A., Taki, T., Inui, K., Yoshino, J., Nakazawa, S., & Naitoh, Y. (1999). Usefulness of DIC-CT in choledocholithiasis. Japanese Journal of Gastroenterology, 96(6), 644-651.