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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Austina Cho
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Mrcp (Definition)

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. ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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 . ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is done during a mrcp test?

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. ...Read more

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Transaminases have gone down since startingUrsodeoxycholic acid(treatment trial)what could this mean?PBC? Normal MRCP,US,bloods normal ALT^^AST^chroni

Transaminases have gone down since startingUrsodeoxycholic acid(treatment trial)what could this mean?PBC? Normal MRCP,US,bloods normal ALT^^AST^chroni

Expected: Ursodiol is supposed to lower your transaminases, if you have a reason for them to be elevated that was not addressed, you may have more liver pathology to deal with and more testing, possibly for pathology ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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