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September 20, 1913

ROENTGENOSCOPY OF THE LIVER AND BILIARY PASSAGES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO GALL-STONES

Author Affiliations

Roentgenologist to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Battle Creek, Mich.; and to St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago BATTLE CREEK, MICH.

JAMA. 1913;61(12):920-925. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350120010003
Abstract

It seems timely to emphasize the possibilities of soft tissue roentgenography in the recognition of diseases in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The purpose of this paper is to call attention to a number of facts concerning the biliary tract, and particularly the gallbladder, obtainable with the aid of the Roentgen-ray. Iwish to pprefacerks by insisting on the necessity of sityl history and a thorough physical and laboratory examination of the patient by the otherby the other older established methods before a correct estimate can be placed on the roentgen findings.

The liver, being opaque to the Roentgen ray and surrounded by more or less transparent organs, permits a study of changes in its position, its size and itsashape—often contributory evidence of considerable value. The outline of the upper border of the liver is easily determined. Roentgenographically speakin ththe didiaphra inseparable from the normal liver, their shadows being

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