Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Cholecystitis (Acalculous, Suspected Acute)

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This pathway provides guidance for appropriate imaging investigation of critically ill patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) setting presenting with right upper quadrant pain or when acute acalculous cholecystitis is suspected.

Date reviewed: February 2015

Date of next review: 2017/2018

Published: July 2015

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SYMBOL RRL EFFECTIVE DOSE RANGE
No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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