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Applications of Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography

  • Jinkan Sai
  • Joe Ariyama


Single thick slice MRCP using half-Fourier fast-spin echo techniques (HASTE, FASE, SSFSE) acquires a pancreatobiliary image within a few seconds and permits real-time observation of pancreatic juice secretion into the duodenum after intravenous injection of secretin [1–4]. A time-intensity curve can be plotted by calculating the total intensity of the gastric and duodenal fluid in various phases before and after secretin injection [4].


Pancreatic Juice Main Pancreatic Duct Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor Internal View Gastrointestinal Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinkan Sai
    • 1
  • Joe Ariyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GastroenterologyJuntendo UniversityBunkyo-ku, TokyoJapan

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