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I had an abdominal MRI with contrast, is this enough to evaluate Gall bladder and Pancreas or do I need an MRCP?

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Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: 3D with MRCP better

Accurate diagnosis of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is of outmost importance because clearance of lithiasis [gallbladder and common bile duct (CBD)] rules out recurrence.
..The new imaging technique 3D sequence with MIP and volume rendered images add more diagnostic accuracy and hence increase the superiority of MRCP for the diagnosis of biliary obstruction pathologies over all other imaging.

In brief: 3D with MRCP better

Accurate diagnosis of acute biliary pancreatitis (ABP) is of outmost importance because clearance of lithiasis [gallbladder and common bile duct (CBD)] rules out recurrence.
..The new imaging technique 3D sequence with MIP and volume rendered images add more diagnostic accuracy and hence increase the superiority of MRCP for the diagnosis of biliary obstruction pathologies over all other imaging.
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Need more info...

Without your general and specific clinical profiles + physical exam + reviewing/comparing available tests, it is hard to answer your Q.
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In brief: 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.
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin
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