What exactly is an MRCP test? What are they looking for?
An MRCP test is a specialized MRI scan of your liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas.
Cholangio = bile vessel
Pancreato = pancreas
Graphy = imaging
Sometimes you may receive an injection of "'contrast", a substance that enhances the MRI picture.
MRCP is used for:
- Checking your liver, bile ducts, gallbladder and pancreas for stones, tumours, infection, or inflammation and
- Investigating unexplained abdominal pain