Test Details & Preparation
What is MRCP Scan Test?
MRCP stands for magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography. It is a type of MRI that is used to detect the different diseases around the liver, pancreas, gallbladder, bile ducts and pancreatic duct.
It produces the detailed image of the organs and based on the images the tissue and their structures are analyzed.
When you have disease in your stomach without any bacterial infection, then to know the presence of stone, tumor and other infections MRCP is used. It uses the hydrogen particles in our body for the imaging of the tissue structure.
It uses the radiofrequency pulses re-align the hydrogen atoms that naturally exist in the body while you are under the scanner and unlike the x-ray or CT scan it doesn’t cause any chemical change in the tissue.
- As you move inside the scanner, the protons inside the hydrogen atoms residing in your body align together making a tiny magnet.
- When the beam of radio frequency is sent inside your body or the respective part, the protons will emit the high amount of energy.
- The energy will depend on the type of tissue.
- This emission will be converted into the image, and this image is used for the further analysis to give the test result and understand what is wrong with tissues.