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Diagnostic Imaging

Central Scheduling Phone: 603-663-2180


MRCP (Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography)


If you have been booked for an MRCP you will be asked to arrive at the MRI department 15 minutes prior to your appointment time. It is necessary to abstain from having anything to eat or drink for 6 Hours prior to your MRCP. The MRCP technique is done by using the MRI machine and a coil (camera) to obtain images of your abdomen and biliary structures. The majority of MRCP exams DO NOT require a contrast agent. Occasionally if the MRCP is to be done in additional to an MRI Abdomen with and without contrast we will be using a contrast agent called Gadavist.

MRI Safe clothing will be provided for you to wear. You will be asked to lie on your back onto an MRI coil (camera) and an additional coil will be placed over your abdomen acting as an antenna. You will be given ear plugs or headphones (Both if you are scanned at River’s Edge location) to protect your hearing as the MRI machine makes a very loud noise.

During the scanning portion of the MRI you will be given instructions to hold your breath. The Technologist will be in constant contact to help guide you through the exam and instruct you of when to hold your breath and when to breathe. After your MRCP is done you are able to resume normal daily activities without restrictions.