In this monograph the authors have made an exhaustive study of the literature on cholecystography. Their discussions and conclusions are based on studies of their own material, which represents about 10,000 cases. The subject is presented in a practical manner and is abundantly illustrated.
A brief history of the development of cholecystography is given. This is followed by a short discussion on the anatomy and physiology of the extrahepatic biliary system.
The intravenous, oral, intraduodenal and rectal methods of administering gallbladder dye are described in detail, and a comparison is made. The authors prefer the oral method. Their method of administration of the dye (Iodotetragnost, Merck) is given in detail. The first roentgenogram is taken from twelve to fourteen hours after the ingestion of the dye. A drink containing two or three egg yolks is then given and another x-ray plate taken one-half hour later. Films 30 by 40 cm.