TITLE

Review: Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is accurate for diagnosing biliary disease

AUTHOR(S)
Nietsch, Hubert H.; Kowdley, Kris V.
PUB. DATE
July 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Jul/Aug2004, Vol. 141 Issue 1, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
13916270

 

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