A prospective comparison of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of patients with suspected biliary tract disease.

@article{Varghese1999APC,
  title={A prospective comparison of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography with endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography in the evaluation of patients with suspected biliary tract disease.},
  author={Jay C Varghese and Michael A. Farrell and Gary Courtney and Hamish Osborne and Frank E. Murray and Michael J. Lee},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1999},
  volume={54 8},
  pages={513-20}
}
AIM To determine the diagnostic accuracy of magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) compared with direct cholangiography in the detection of biliary tract disease. PATIENTS AND METHODS MRCP was performed in 100 patients in whom direct cholangiographic correlation (ERCP, n = 98; PTC, n = 9; intraoperative cholangiography, n = 3) was available for comparison. The MRCP examinations were performed using a two-dimensional multi-slice, fast spin echo (FSE) technique and a local surface… CONTINUE READING