Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography
An MRI scan is used to make detailed pictures of the inside of the body. A computer helps to make these detailed pictures using magnets. A magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a special type of MRI scan. It is used to make pictures of organs and structures in the abdomen.
MRCP is used to examine the:
- Gall bladder
- Bile ducts, which are tube-like structure that carry bile
- Pancreas and pancreatic ducts, which are tube-like structures that carry digestive enzymes
Your doctor may order this test to look for:
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