Review: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is accurate for diagnosing biliary disease

Nietsch, Hubert H.; Kowdley, Kris V.
July 2004
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p25
Academic Journal
The article presents information on magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is accurate for diagnosing biliary disease. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is accurate for diagnosing the presence and level of biliary obstruction, and is slightly less accurate for diagnosing bile duct stones and cancer. The future role of MRCP will likely be to "rule out" bile duct disease or obstruction in patients with a low clinical suspicion of obstruction and, rarely, to plan surgical intervention.


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