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Mrcp (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography)

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What do I need to know about magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)?

MRCP is a type of MRI used to take pictures of your gallbladder, bile duct, and pancreas.


How do I prepare for MRCP?

What will happen during MRCP?

What should I expect after MRCP?

You may be told to drink liquid to help flush the contrast liquid out of your body. Your healthcare provider will tell you how to follow up for the results of your MRCP.

What are the risks of MRCP?

If you have diabetes, your risk for kidney damage may increase if contrast liquid is used. Metal in or on your body may cause a burn or other injury. A metal device may move out of place during the procedure. An MRCP can make medical devices work incorrectly or stop working. You may have short-term hearing loss after an MRI.

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