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What's The Difference Between A Mri And Mrcp
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 ...Read more
How can one be sure he or she does not have gallbladder issues? MRCP/MRI with contrast results negative.
MRI alone: Probably not sufficient to exclude gallbladder abnormalities. Ultrasound could detect tiny stones, polyps, or subtle wall abnormalities that might not be seen on MRI/MRCP. Also, MRI won't detect functional abnormalities, such as if the gallbladder is not contracting properly. For that, HIDA scan with CCK stimulation is the test. Talk to your doc about next steps. ...Read more
Just had MRI/MRCP says 0.4cm in caliber panc duct which is slightly more prominent in the interim. 1.7cm in maximal diameter? Meaning please
Normal - The duct diameter is greatest at the head and neck region and is slightly narrower towards the body and tail. Its normal reported value ranges between 1-3.5 mm 5, 8:
head: 3.5 mm
body: 2.5 mm
tail: 1.5 mm. Abnormal diameter means chronic or acute pancreatitis and rare papillary duct cancer.stop alcohol and smoking and recheck imaging x6 month ...Read more
Highly unlikely: That said there is never a never or an always in medicine. Given your age doubtful ...Read more
I'm having an "MRI abdomen w/wo IV and MRCP." It's how the order reads. How long will the procedure last & will I enter the machine head 1st. Or feet?
MRI showed smooth CBD stricture with intrahepatic dilatation. Pain only symptom. Blood normal. FDG PET normal. MRCP scheduled. How scared should I be?
Not to worry: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is special type of MRI exam that produces detailed images of hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems, including the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct. Study may require use of a contrast material that is injected into your bloodstream, the radiologist or technologist may ask if you have allergies of any kind. ...Read more
I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this enough to evaluate Gall bladder and Pancreas or do I need an MRCP?
Need more info...: Without your general and specific clinical profiles + physical exam + reviewing/comparing available tests, it is hard to answer your Q. In fact, please ask the doctors ordering the test directly since s/he should know more about you than anyone online. How to handle sickness? Go to articles listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html & http://www. Formefirst. Com/onLifeBasics. Html. ...Read more
I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this the same as an MRCP or do I need an MRCP for pancreas/ Gall bladder evaluation?
MRCP: These tests are not the same. The MRCP uses a special protocol to see the bile duct and the pancreas in better detail. It would not be seen this way on a regular MRI of the abdomen. If your physicians feel that you need a test specific for the bile ducts, they will order the MRCP. Good luck. ...Read more
In diagosing pancreatitis, which is more useful, MRI or CT? And are regular abodominal MRI and CT different from MRCP or HIDA scan?
Each has its place: CT is the standard study for demonstrating pancreatitis but usually it can be diagnosed by blood test and clinical exam. CT is usually reserved for looking for complications. It's faster & cheaper than MRI or HIDA. MRI & HIDA are used to look for causes of pancreatitis, like obstructed ducts. Most cases of pancreatitis require only simple ultrasound to rule out obstruction, and no other studies. ...Read more
Hi doctor I recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should I still worry about pancreatic cancer?
Just had mrcp with MRI of pancreas area. Would this show an enlarged spleen? Ct done 6 months ago reported it was fine.
Technically, No.: An MRCP is a heavily T2-weighted MRI signal of the abdomen. If the T2 weighting were (for some reason) NOT "very" heavy, AND if there were reconstructions of the image in the coronal or sagittal plane (these are very technical terms), then the spleen COULD be seen & measured to determine if it's enlarged. Most of the time, however, these technical modifications aren't performed & spleen isn't seen ...Read more
Is a MRCP scan without contrast of the liver/pancreas sufficient to diagnose cancer, cirrhosis, chronic pancreatitis or separate organ MRI required?
Reassurance: This is good and appropriate test for diagnosis all diseases that you mention. ...Read more
What are the chances an ultrasound, Mri/mrcp, ercp, and ct scans or imaging miss advanced liver cancer?
If it is tailored: For liver mass, and technically adequate (i.e. no artifacts that might obscure anatomy), it would be nearly impossible to miss a large liver tumor. ...Read more
Can you have a stone in bile duct if gb removed 15 yr ago? Us showed a poss 4mm stone. Mrcp showed dilated hep duct 14mm no stone. Awaiting results MRI with contrast. Ruq pain and nausea. Labs norm.
It's Possible: You can have a stone in your duct. It sounds like you are doing a good job getting it checked out. The main question is to understand your symptoms and your options for relief of those symptoms. Keep pursuing an answer. If it's not a stone, you want, at least, to know if you have something that's important to treat. ...Read more
I've had floating stools off and on for decade. MRCP, EUS, CT, colonscopt normal. What is difference between IBS loose stools and steathorrea?
Ibs: Is a conditions and u may have frequent bms normal or watery. Steatorrhea is a sign of fatty stools due to malabsorption syndrome which needs a ge consult. ...Read more
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...Read more
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