Value of prone positioning in the ultrasonographic diagnosis of gallstones: Prospective study

D. M. Hough, Katrina Nesta Glazebrook, E. K. Paulson, J. D. Bowie, W. L. Foster

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Abstract

To determine prospectively the value of prone/postprone positioning in the sonographic detection of gallstones, 682 patients were scanned in the recumbent, erect, and prone or postprone positions. The gallbladder was evaluated for an intraluminal hyperechoic focus, shadowing, and gravitational dependence and was identified in 679 patients. Among these, 28% had cholelithiasis. In five cases, prone positioning alone revealed gallstones. In 11 of 140 cases, gravitational dependence was only seen with prone scanning. The gallbladder was seen more frequently when the patients were prone than erect. Prone or postprone scanning is a useful supplement to the gallbladder examination, allowing increased demonstration of gravitational dependence and increased stone detection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)633-638
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume19
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2000

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Keywords

  • Gallbladder
  • Gallstones
  • Positioning
  • Ultrasonographic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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Value of prone positioning in the ultrasonographic diagnosis of gallstones : Prospective study. / Hough, D. M.; Glazebrook, Katrina Nesta; Paulson, E. K.; Bowie, J. D.; Foster, W. L.

In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, Vol. 19, No. 9, 2000, p. 633-638.

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Hough, D. M. ; Glazebrook, Katrina Nesta ; Paulson, E. K. ; Bowie, J. D. ; Foster, W. L. / Value of prone positioning in the ultrasonographic diagnosis of gallstones : Prospective study. In: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2000 ; Vol. 19, No. 9. pp. 633-638.
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