Working in conjunction with leading hepatobiliary surgeons and physicians, we use MRI to examine the organs of the abdomen to assist in the diagnosis and evaluation of tumours and functional disorders. MRI of the liver and pancreas is often used in the following scenarios:

  • Pre and post operative assessment of liver and pancreatic tumours
  • Planning for adjunctive treatment of tumours
  • Non-invasive assessment of the gall bladder and biliary tree


Preparation for MRCP
No special patient preparation is needed. Depending on the exact circumstances, the radiologist may elect to administer an anti-spasmodic such as buscopan. 

This examination needs to be booked, except in case of an emergency.
Because the strong magnetic field used for MRI may interact with or be influenced by magnetic material implanted in or on the body, the MRI radiographer will enquire whether any susceptible prostheses or substances are present (see "What can I expect when I go for an MRI?") 

The radiologist or technologist may also ask about drug allergies and whether head surgery has been done in the past. If you might be pregnant, this should be mentioned.

Some patients who undergo MRI may feel confined or claustrophobic. If you are not easily reassured, a sedative may be administered. Roughly 1 in 20 patients will require medication. If you need sedation, the MRI might have to be rebooked for the following reasons:

  • You are required to be NIL PER MOUTH for at least 4 hours before sedation can be given
  • According to law you are not allowed to drive after having received a sedative.
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