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what are the differences between frcp and mrcp?

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Dr. Carl Decker
23 years experience Radiology
Fluoroscopy vs MRI: I am assuming frcp and ERCP are the same. These stand for fluoroscopic/endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography and allow for the evaluation of the pancreatic and common bile ducts. If necessary a stent can be placed during this procedure, biopsy perfromed or stones removed. Mrcp is the MRI equivalent and allows for diagnosis of ductal abnormalities without the ability to treat.
Answered on Jul 4, 2015
Dr. Enrique Molina
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Ercp vs mrcp: ercp is an special endoscopy to look at the bile ducts of the liver (it is a procedure) and potentially manipulate and treat any disease there. mrcp is an MRI (imaging study from radiology) to look at the bile ducts.
Answered on Jun 22, 2014

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