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Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography


Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a type of MRI scan. An MRI uses magnetic fields and radio waves to take pictures of the inside of your body. An MRCP is used to take pictures of your gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas.



Follow up with your healthcare provider or specialist as directed:

Write down your questions so you remember to ask them during your visits.

Drink liquids as directed:

Liquids will help flush the contrast dye out of your body. Ask how much liquid to drink each day, and which liquids to drink. Some foods, such as soup and fruit, also provide liquid.

Contact your healthcare provider or specialist if:

  • You are not able to hear as well as you could before the MRI.
  • You have new or worsening signs or symptoms.
  • You have questions or concerns about your condition or care.

Seek care immediately or call 911 if:

  • You have a medical device that has stopped working or is not working as it did before the MRI.
  • You have new or increased abdominal pain.

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