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Dr. James Lin
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Mrcp (Overview)

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (mrcp) uses a strong magnet to obtain images of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. It is an alternative to the more invasive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) done with an endoscope. Mrcp can be used to visualize gallstones, bile duct narrowing and the structures surrounding the bile ducts. For more information: radiologyinfo. Org.


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What is an mrcp?

What is an mrcp?

Type of MRI: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (mrcp) is a type of MRI not requiring contrast, used to look at the biliary system (including liver, gall bladder, pancreas). Examples of problems that can lead to mrcp being performed include cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic cysts, and biliary tract stones.

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Dr. James Lin
130 Doctors shared insights

Mrcp (Overview)

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (mrcp) uses a strong magnet to obtain images of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. It is an alternative to the more invasive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) done with an endoscope. Mrcp can be used to visualize gallstones, bile duct narrowing and the structures surrounding the bile ducts. For more information: radiologyinfo. Org.


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What is the mrcp?

What is the mrcp?

MRCP: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is a radiology exam that uses magnetic resonance imaging to visualize the biliary and pancreatic ducts, pancreas, and gallbladder. This procedure can be used to determine if stones are lodged in any of the ducts and to look for abnormal enlargement of the ducts.

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What does a mrcp scan show?

What does a mrcp scan show?

Several things: An mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that can evaluate the pancreas (mass, pancreatitis), bile ducts (stones, abnormal size/appearance), gallbladder (stones, mass), and liver. It's most used to look for a stone in the common bile duct. In addition, other organs including the spleen, adrenals, kidneys, and stomach/bowel are identified.

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How does this mrcp test work?

How does this mrcp test work?

MRCP: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that evaluates the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast. The MRI tech will take images while you lay in the scanner. You will hear loud banging noises from the scanner.

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What is done during a mrcp test?

MRCP: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that evaluates the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast. The MRI tech will take images while you lay in the scanner. You will hear loud banging noises from the scanner.

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What is an MRCP? What can it diagnose?

What is an MRCP? What can it diagnose?

MRCP: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a non invasive way to diagnose diseases of the biliary tree and the pancreatic ducts. It is done using an MRI machine and requires no injections or sedation (usually). ERCP is the invasive method using a scope inserted into the mouth into the small bowel, requiring sedation and a skilled physician with expertise in the procedure.

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What is it like to have an mrcp test done?

What is it like to have an mrcp test done?

MRCP: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that evaluates the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast. The MRI tech will take images while you lay in the scanner. You will hear loud banging noises from the scanner.

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What is the definition or description of: mrcp?

What is the definition or description of: mrcp?

Bile duct MRI: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (mrcp) uses a strong magnet to obtain images of the biliary and pancreatic ducts. It is an alternative to the more invasive endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) done with an endoscope. Mrcp can be used to visualize gallstones, bile duct narrowing and the structures surrounding the bile ducts. For more information: radiologyinfo. Org.

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What are the differences between frcp and mrcp?

What are the differences between frcp and mrcp?

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.

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Can you advise for these mrcp results please!!!?

Results: Can you post the specifics in a new question? I don't have access if you uploaded it.

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What is a hida scan and an mrcp test?

Nuclear, MRI scans: Hida is a nuclear medicine scan which looks at the functioning of your biliary system and and mrcp is an mr study that shows the anatomy of your biliary system.

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What are any side effects from the mrcp test?

None: Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is an MRI focused on the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver. It requires no intravenous contrast and has no radiation.

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Why is mrcp better than ercp?

Why is mrcp better than ercp?

Not necessarily...: Mrcp is less invasive and carries a lower risk for complications compared to ercp.

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Does mrcp look at whole abdomen?

Does mrcp look at whole abdomen?

See answer: Mrcp usually is focused on the liver, pancreas and the gallbladder/biliary tract. Sometimes it may be combined with more comprehensive upper (or lower) abdominal MRI scanning but this may need to be specifically ordered and would be dependent on the clinical concern.

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What's the difference between an MRI scan and an mrcp scan?

What's the difference between an MRI scan and an mrcp scan?

MRI: An MRI scan is a general and broad term used to describe an MRI performed of a body part (head, abdomen, pelvis, wrist, etc.). An mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) is a type of MRI scan that focuses on the pancreas, bile ducts, gallbladder, and liver).

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Can MRCP result in false positives/negatives for common issues in the biliary system?

Can MRCP result in false positives/negatives for common issues in the biliary system?

Yes: MRCP is an excellent test for looking at biliary obstruction as well as pancreatic lesions. It is non-invasive as opposed to open surgery. However, no test is without false positive and negative results. It is another diagnostic tool that should be considered.

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