Diagnosis of acute cholecystitis by 99mTc-iminodiacetic acid cholescintigraphy Academic Article uri icon


  • 99mTc-iminodiacetic acid (IDA) compounds are concentrated by hepatocytes and excreted into the biliary system. The utility of 99mTc-IDA imaging in 116 patients with suspected acute cholecystitis was studied retrospectively over a 2-year period. Visualization of the gallbladder ruled out obstructed cystic duct and acute cholecystitis with a high degree of accuracy.

publication date

  • July 1, 1986