Journal article

Imaging of the normal and abnormal pancreaticobiliary system with single-shot MR cholangiopancreatography: a pictorial review.

AF Little, PJ Smith, WK Lee, OF Hennessy, PV Desmond, SW Banting, ME Lourensz

Australas Radiol | Published : 1999


Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a rapidly evolving non-invasive imaging modality that produces images of the pancreatic duct and biliary tree without the need for intravenous or oral contrast. The images are equivalent to those from endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), but the non-invasive acquisition avoids the morbidity and mortality associated with diagnostic ERCP. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is indicated in patients who require only a diagnostic ERCP, who fail an ERCP or who are unable to undergo ERCP due to altered post-surgical anatomy. Other evolving indications include triaging of patients with obstructive jaundice into percutan..

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