Ask now
Rated 5.0/5 based on 15 votes

Top
10
Doctor insights on: Whats The Difference Between A Mri And Mrcp

Share
Dr. Mazen Ghani
Board Certified, Radiology
18 years in practice
682K people helped
1

1
Whats the difference between an MRI scan and an mrcp scan?

Whats 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). ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
31 years in practice
523K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Ronald Krauser
102 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Shaym Puppala
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
19 years in practice
3M people helped
2

2
What are the differences between an mri, mra and mrcp?

What is studied: Mri (magnetic resonance imaging) looks at tissues/organs. Mra (magnetic resonance arteriogram) looks at arteries, for example to evaluate for an aneurysm. Mrcp (magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography) looks at the biliary system (involving pancreas, gall bladder, liver). ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
31 years in practice
523K people helped
Get help from a real doctor now
Continue
Dr. Pradeep Parihar
Board Certified, Family Medicine
25 years in practice
73K people helped
3

3
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

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

Pancreas : 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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Board Certified, Radiation Oncology
41 years in practice
10M people helped
4

4
Is there radiation exposure in a mri/mrcp test?

Is there radiation exposure in a mri/mrcp test?

MRI: Works by electromagnetic field puises. There is zero radiatiqn. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified
31 years in practice
523K people helped
Get help from a specialist now
Continue
Dr. Stephen Hofkin
Board Certified, Radiology
22 years in practice
112K people helped
5

5
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?

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?

Variable: Mri scans typically take 40-60 minutes, but there are many factors that determine the length of time. How the study is protocoled and the machine itself. Most scans imaging the torso are done with feet into the scanner first. ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Board Certified, Nuclear Medicine
46 years in practice
4M people helped
6

6
MRI showed smooth CBD stricture with intrahepatic dilatation. Pain only symptom. Blood normal. FDG PET normal. MRCP scheduled. How scared should I be?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. David Carl Houghton
Board Certified, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
1M people helped
7

7
In diagosing pancreatitis, which is more useful, MRI or CT? And are regular abodominal MRI and CT different from MRCP or HIDA scan?

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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Sewa Legha
Board Certified, Medical Oncology
44 years in practice
9M people helped
8

8
Hi doctor i recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should i still worry about pancreatic cancer?

Hi doctor i recently had mri with and without contrast and mrcp and the results cameback normal should i still worry about pancreatic cancer?

No worries: You have no obvious reasons to be worried. I am wondering why you even had the MRCP done in the first place?? You are too young to have pancreatic Cancer until you get past 45 years. Anxiety is what you need to control....that can cause disease too1 ...Read more

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Thomas Graber
Board Certified, Emergency Medicine
40 years in practice
215K people helped
9

9
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

Get help from a doctor now ›
Dr. Amrit Singh
Board Certified, Cardiology
45 years in practice
872K people helped
10
Dr. Mary David
5 doctors shared insights

Mri (Definition)

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


Get more personalized answers directly from real doctors!

Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Levy
Board Certified,
31 years in practice
523K people helped
Continue
72,000 doctors available
Find us on Facebook