MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)

Thomas G. Vrachliotis, Ali Shirkhoda, Kostaki G. Bis, Anil N. Shetty, Orhan Konez, John J. Ference, Beatrice L. Madrazo

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Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is an evolving new technique for noninvasive imaging of diseases of the biliary tree and pancreatic duct. The advantage of this method is that one can obtain maximum intensity projection (MIP) images of the pancreatico-biliary system similar to those obtained with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) without the need of administration of intravenous or oral contrast. Heavily T2-weighted sequences are used that render the bile and the intraductal pancreatic fluid bright against a dark background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-323
Number of pages29
JournalCritical reviews in diagnostic imaging
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 9 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Biliary tree
  • Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Noninvasive imaging
  • Pancreatic duct

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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