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24 Main portal vein at the porta hepatis demonstrating hepatopetal flow. The higher velocity hepatic artery lies adjacent to the Main portal vein (arrow). zone is set over the back wall of the gallbladder to maximize the chances of identifying small stones (see Chapters 1 and 3). ● Alter the time gain compensation (TGC) to eliminate or minimize anterior artefacts and ● Use tissue harmonic imaging to reduce artifact within the gallbladder and sharpen the image of the wall (particularly in a large abdomen).
This is the area of the gallbladder fossa and you should see at least the anterior gallbladder wall if the gallbladder is present (Fig. 32). ● move with gravity. ) ● The stones may be smaller than the beam width, making the shadow difficult to display. Make sure the focal zone is set at the back of the gallbladder. ● Increase the line density, if possible, by reducing the field of view. ● Scan with the highest possible frequency to ensure the narrowest beam width. ● Reduce the TGC and/or power to make sure you have not saturated the echoes distal to the gallbladder (see Chapter 3).
B) Stone formation in the intrahepatic ducts. 10 (A) Small stone in the CBD causing intermittent obstruction. At the time of scanning, the CBD was normal in calibre at 5 mm. The duct walls are irregular, consistent with cholangitis. (B) Endoscopic cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) of a stone in a normal-calibre (5 mm) duct. with ultrasound should always be made, even if it is of normal calibre at the porta (Fig. 10). 2. 11A. In rare cases, stones may perforate the inflamed gallbladder wall to form a fistula into the small intestine or colon.