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Clinical applications of MR cholangiopancreatography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12968560     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
INTRODUCTION: We review the clinical applications of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) and illustrate them with clinical examples. METHODS: A literature search was performed in MedLine using the keywords "MR cholangiopancreatography" and "MRCP". The relevant articles were reviewed. The radiology information system was searched for MRCP examinations performed from July 1999 to December 2002. A surgical database of resected cases was also referenced. Illustrative cases were chosen in consultation with surgical authors to show the clinical applications of MRCP. RESULTS: MRCP is useful for assessment of choledocholithiasis, choledochal cysts, pancreas divisum, primary sclerosing cholangitis, pancreatitis and anatomical variation of the biliary ducts. When complemented with dynamic gadolinium-enhanced studies, MRCP is useful for assessment of ductal cholangiocarcinoma, pancreatic and gall bladder neoplasms. Illustrative cases are provided. CONCLUSION: MRCP is an important modality for the clinical assessment of biliary and pancreatic disorders.
C H Thng; A G Tan; Y F Chung; P K Chow; L L Ooi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0304-4602     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Acad. Med. Singap.     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-12     Completed Date:  2004-01-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503289     Medline TA:  Ann Acad Med Singapore     Country:  Singapore    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  536-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National Cancer Centre, Singapore, 11 Hospital Drive, Singapore 169610.
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MeSH Terms
Bile Duct Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Bile Ducts, Intrahepatic*
Cholangiocarcinoma / diagnosis*
Cholangiopancreatography, Endoscopic Retrograde / methods*
Contrast Media
Gadolinium / diagnostic use
Pancreatic Neoplasms / diagnosis*
Sensitivity and Specificity
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Contrast Media; 7440-54-2/Gadolinium

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