Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Upper Quadrant Pain (Chronic Right)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on imaging in adult patients with non-acute right upper quadrant abdominal pain in whom a biliary cause is suspected.

Date reviewed: September 2014

Date of next review: 2017/2018

Published: December 2014

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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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