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Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)

Biliary and Pancreatic Ducts


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Riccardo Manfredi, Massimiliano Bellotti, Alessandra Brandalise, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 3-18
  3. Biliary Ducts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Riccardo Manfredi, Alessandra Brandalise, Massimiliano Bellotti, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 21-50
    3. Riccardo Manfredi, Mariacristina Munafò, Teresa Milazzo, Lisa Nicolì, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 51-76
    4. Riccardo Manfredi, Ilaria Baglio, Matteo De Iorio, Lucia Camera, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 77-94
    5. Riccardo Manfredi, Alberto Contro, Maria Chiara Ambrosetti, Ugolino Alfonsi, Valerio Di Paola, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 95-120
  4. Pancreatic Ducts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Riccardo Manfredi, Francesco Principe, Riccardo De Robertis Lombardi, Lucia Camera, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 123-145
    3. Riccardo Manfredi, Livia Bernardin, Simona Mautone, Alessandro Zaccarella, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 147-168
    4. Riccardo Manfredi, Federica Castelli, Giovanni Foti, Lisa Zantedeschi, Anna Ventriglia, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
      Pages 169-204
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 205-207

About this book


This book, based on the experience of a single large referral center, presents the characteristic findings obtained when using MR imaging and MR cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) to image the biliary tree and pancreatic ducts in a variety of disease settings. An introductory chapter is devoted to technical considerations, anatomy, and developmental anomalies. Subsequent chapters then present in detail the MR imaging and MRCP findings observed in choledocholithiasis, inflammatory and neoplastic disorders of the bile ducts, acute and chronic pancreatitis (according to etiology), and different pancreatic neoplasms. Dynamic MRCP with secretin stimulation is also illustrated, documenting both normal and abnormal responses of the pancreatic duct system to secretin. Readers will find this book to be an excellent aid to the interpretation of MR imaging and MRCP findings in patients with biliary and pancreatic disease. ​


Biliary tree disease Dynamic Studies Functional studies MR imaging Pancreatic duct diseases Secretin administration

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of RadiologyG.B. Rossi University HospitalVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP)
  • Book Subtitle Biliary and Pancreatic Ducts
  • Authors Riccardo Manfredi
    Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia Srl 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-88-470-2843-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-88-470-3921-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-88-470-2844-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diagnostic Radiology
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From the reviews:

“The purpose is to highlight the value of MRCP in the evaluation of patients with biliary and pancreatic diseases … . It is appropriate for practitioners in radiology who would be interpreting MRCP studies of patients, and it also should serve as a useful reference for residents and fellows in radiology on the use of MRCP to evaluate biliary and pancreatic diseases. … This book should be very useful for radiologists … .” (Bennett S. Greenspan, Doody’s Book Reviews, August, 2013)