End-expiration, 21-second breath-hold, three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) was developed with segmented echo-planar imaging. In 15 healthy subjects and 14 randomly selected patients undergoing liver studies, three-dimensional MRCP images were obtained and volume rendered. In 15 (100%) healthy subjects and 13 (93%) patients, clear depiction of biliary, hepatic, and pancreatic ducts (with lumen diameter of at least 2 mm) was possible with good signal-to-noise ratio.

*Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Adult, Bile Ducts/*anatomy & histology/pathology, Echo-Planar Imaging, Female, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging/*methods, Male, Pancreas/*anatomy & histology/pathology, Pancreatic Ducts/anatomy & histology/pathology
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Wielopolski, P.A, Gaa, J, Wielopolski, D.R, & Oudkerk, M. (1999). Breath-hold MR cholangiopancreatography with three-dimensional, segmented, echo-planar imaging and volume rendering. Radiology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8988