magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography


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magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography

Abbreviation: MRCP
Cholangiopancreatography by magnetic resonance imaging, a noninvasive alternative to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography. It is used if biopsies are not needed and direct visualization of the ampulla of Vater is not required.
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A prospective comparison of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of patients with suspected biliary tract disease.
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, intraductal ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in bile duct strictures: a prospective comparison of imaging diagnostics with histopathological correlation.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography may be helpful in the initial diagnosis of PSC because it avoids the risk of pancreatitis and its accompanying high costs of treatment, Dr.
BALTIMORE -- Endoscopic ultrasound appears to perform better than magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography in diagnosing common bile duct stones, Dr.
But when the suspicion for CBDS is intermediate, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) or magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is recommended, said Dr.
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is gaining ground as a diagnostic tool for pancreatic disease, but endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography still has a role to play in diagnosis, Dr.
Since ERCP's inception about 30 years ago, several new diagnostic modalities have been developed, including transab-dominal and endoscopic ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography, and intraoperative cholangiography.

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