TITLE

IMPACT OF MAGNETIC RESONANCE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY ON ENDOSCOPIC RETROGRADE CHOLANGIOPANCREATOGRAPHY

PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA80
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) provides accurate depiction of the biliary tree without the associated risks of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). There has been no evaluation, to date, of the clinical impact of this new modality. The aim of this study is to determine whether the availability of MRCP in 2000 has had an impact on the ERCP service. There has been a significant decrease in the number of diagnostic ERCPs following the advent of MRCP.
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13219129

 

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