MRCP in NYC Versus ERCP: The Rise of Diagnostic Radiology
POSTED ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 AT 3:19 PM by Dr. Marc Liebeskind
The rapidly advancing field of radiology provides patients with more and more alternative, less invasive options, such as CT Coronary Angiography, CT Virtual Colonoscopy, CT Lung Scans, and CT Dental Scans, in replacement of traditional procedures. The CT Virtual Colonoscopy, for example, is an easier, less invasive and more comfortable colon screening than a traditional colonoscopy which involves a barium enema before the procedure and sedatives during the procedure. In this way, diagnostic radiology is making necessary screening procedures for heart disease, lung cancer, and colon cancer an easier, less invasive experience. At Park Avenue Radiologists, Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography in NYC (MRCP) is the least invasive option to screen for gallstones, cancer, biliary dyskinesia, or idiopathic pancreatitis instead of the traditional screening method, Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP).
Park Avenue Radiologists offers MRCP in New York City as a less invasive option to ERCP to diagnose unexplained abdominal pain and cancer. ERCP uses an endoscope, much like a colonoscopy, to gather images of the stomach and duodenum. Dye can also be used to illuminate the pancreas on an X-ray. Although ERCP is an effective method of screening, it does involve some risks due to the use of sedation and the endoscope. Doctors must take care while using sedation, and to avoid pancreatitis and perforation with the endoscope. During MRCP in NY at Park Avenue Radiologists, however, patients can enjoy the same effective screening of their stomach, duodenum, and pancreas without the risks involved with ERCP. This is possible due to the advanced software used during MRCP in New York which produces images similar to the images that would be obtained through ERCP.
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When you’re in severe abdominal pain or worried about the possibility of cancer, the last thing you want to endure is an invasive procedure which puts you at more risk merely to ascertain the next course of action and further possible procedures. Let Park Avenue Radiologists help your diagnosis with MRCP in New York City, so you can obtain the corrective treatment needed in order to swiftly and painlessly return to your daily life. The doctors and staff at Park Avenue Radiologists welcome any questions or concerns you may have about MRCP in NY or any of the other diagnostic imaging techniques that we provide in our Park Avenue New York office. You can contact us at Park Avenue Radiologists at 212.888.1000, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation.
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