Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography MRCP is an MRI study which provides detailed images of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems. The liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct are typically studied in an MRCP exam. This non-invasive imaging study has replaced endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) which international guidelines recommend ERCP only in cases where biliary intervention is required
Healthcare professionals recommend the MRCP study to:
- Look for tumors, stones, inflammation or infection, in the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct
- Evaluate patients with pancreatitis
- Investigate the causes for unexplained abdominal pain
To read the entire MRCP case study, please visit this page in the clinical section of the GWIC website.