A 37-year-old member asked:
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what is an mrcp, and how does it work?

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Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Gallstones: Mrcp is an MRI test used mainly to look for gallstones trapped in the ducts leading from the gallbladder to the stomach and inside of the liver. In a simple sense it is a computer enhanced method to look for such stones without doing a more invasive procedure called an ercp. Can also be used to look for cancers/other lesions that put pressure on the bile ducts of the liver/ductal narrowings.
Answered on Apr 25, 2015
Dr. Michael Korona
32 years experience Interventional Radiology
See: Radiologyinfo.Org for discussion of this test to see your biliary ducts.
Answered on Oct 13, 2016

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