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What is an MRCP used for?
What is MRCP? Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a technique for viewing the bile ducts and the pancreatic duct. It can also show the pancreas, gallbladder and liver. MRCP uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to produce detailed pictures of these ducts and organs.
What is the MRCP used to diagnose?
Physicians use MRCP to: examine diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct. These may include tumors, stones, inflammation or infection. evaluate patients with pancreatitis to detect the underlying cause.
Does Mrcp require contrast?
Unlike conventional endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), MRCP does not require contrast material to be administered into the ductal system. Thus, the morbidity associated with endoscopic procedures and contrast materials is avoided.
How accurate is Mrcp?
The diagnostic accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of USG was 78.62%,16.67% 97.29%, of CT it was 92.59%,92.3%.92.85% and of MRCP was 93.13%,90%,94% respectively.