What is an MRI for Pancreas?
An MRI for Pancreas or Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a painless radiology exam which may be performed to help visualize the biliary and pancreatic ducts in a non-invasive manner. It aids doctors in visualizing pancreatic cysts and blockages in the ducts.
Who should get a Pancreas MRI?
An MRI for Pancreas is usually ordered by doctors if you have these indications:
- Upper abdominal pain
- Abdominal pain that radiates to your back
- Abdominal pain that feels worse after eating
- Rapid pulse
- Tenderness when touching the abdomen
Is there radiation involved?
No. An MRI is a painless radiology technique that has the advantages of avoiding radiation exposure.
When will I receive my results?
Once completed, you will receive your results within 3-5 business days in your LabFinder portal.
How do I prepare? Do I need to fast?
Please refer to the simple preparation guidelines or consult with your doctor or radiology center where you are being treated. Do not forget to bring your LabFinder Order and Insurance Card to your appointment.