Pitfalls of MRCP in the Evaluation of the Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Duct

  • Rosaria De Ritis
  • Isabella Iadevito
  • Carlo Cavaliere


Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a non-invasive imaging method that has proved to be valuable for the assessment of biliary and pancreatic disorders [1]. This technique basically exploits the long T2 relaxation times of slow-moving or stationary fluid to display bile and pancreatic juices with a high signal intensity on T2-weighted images.


Common Bile Duct Pancreatic Duct Inferior Vena Cava Cystic Duct Main Pancreatic Duct 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rosaria De Ritis
    • 1
  • Isabella Iadevito
    • 1
  • Carlo Cavaliere
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Radiological ImagingMR Body Unit, “A. Cardarelli” HospitalNaplesItaly

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