By Paolo Pavone MD, Roberto Passariello MD (auth.)
Magnetic resonance cholangiography is a brand new noninvasive diagnostic process for direct visualization of biliary ducts. It calls for neither distinction medium nor biliary intervention. This booklet describes this system intimately, directory current and strength symptoms in addition to the diversities that come from utilizing diversified MR platforms. additionally provided intimately are the implications in several scientific settings, that are mentioned almost about the illustrations.
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Even the higher density of biliary system wall, with a thickness over 5 mm, can suggest the diagnosis towards a primary biliary system lesion (cholangiocarcinoma or sclerosing cholangitis) . The main information is obviously obtained from the surrounding structures, as one looks for the presence of extrinsic pathology compressing the biliary system or the extrabiliary extension of intrinsic pathology. Hepatobiliary Scintigraphy Mike The information from hepatobiliary scintigraphy is particularly valuable for evaluating biliary function, which is indispensable in verifying surgical jaundice .
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A On MIP-reconstructed image a dilated CBD is observed, with evidence of a distal obstruction, but without intraluminal filling defects. b The source image allows the depiction of multiple stones. c ERCP, performed with a therapeutic purpose, confirms MRCP findings a c b doscopical cholangiography so that the semeiotic features are the same . Therefore the stone is depicted as a "filling defect:' round or ovalar, within the CBD, which is dilated and present high signal intensity  (Figs.
MR Cholangiopancreatography: Techniques, Results and Clinical Indications by Paolo Pavone MD, Roberto Passariello MD (auth.)