MR Imaging of the Biliary System.

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MR Imaging of the Biliary System.

Radiol Clin North Am. 2014 Jul;52(4):725-755

Authors: Yam BL, Siegelman ES

Although ultrasound, computed tomography, and cholescintigraphy play essential roles in the evaluation of suspected biliary abnormalities, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and MR cholangiopancreatography can be used to evaluate inconclusive findings and provide a comprehensive noninvasive assessment of the biliary tract and gallbladder. This article reviews standard MR and MR cholangiopancreatography techniques, clinical applications, and pitfalls. Normal biliary anatomy and variants are discussed, particularly as they pertain to preoperative planning. A spectrum of benign and malignant biliary processes is reviewed, emphasizing MR findings that aid in characterization.

PMID: 24889169 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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