Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography at Sky Ridge Medical Center
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam that produces detailed images of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems, including the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct.
Common Uses of MRCP
- 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.
- To help diagnose unexplained abdominal pain.
- As a less invasive alternative to endoscopic retrograde colangiopancreatography (ECRP). ERCP is a diagnostic procedure that combines endoscopy, which uses an illuminated optical instrument to examine inside the body, with X-ray images.