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MR Cholangiopancreatography of the Pancreas and Biliary System: A Review of the Current Applications.
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PMID:  24290199     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is still a rapidly evolving technique, but it has been already accepted as clinically useful and is widely used to evaluate biliary or pancreatic diseases. The advantages of this technique are that it does not use contrast media or ionizing radiation, it is noninvasive and complication free, and the examination is relatively short. MRCP has high sensitivity and specificity for diagnosing biliary dilatation and for determining the site and cause of stenosis. With further improvements of hardware and technique, MRCP is expected to replace diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography to examine the biliary and pancreatic ducts in the near future. The other applications include evaluation of primary sclerosing cholangitis, stenosis after liver transplantation, and bilioenteric anastomoses. This article reviews the current applications of MRCP in the evaluation of the pancreas and the biliary system.
Sandy Hassan Hossary; Ashraf Anas Zytoon; Mohamed Eid; Ahmed Hamed; Mohamed Sharaan; Ahmed Abd El-Maguid Ebrahim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current problems in diagnostic radiology     Volume:  43     ISSN:  1535-6302     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Publication Date:    2014 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-12-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7607123     Medline TA:  Curr Probl Diagn Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2013 Published by Elsevier Inc.
Al-Ghad Colleges for Applied Medical Sciences, Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Electronic address:
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