Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) for Suspected Bilio-pancreatic Disease

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Till Wehrmann, Deutsche Klinik fuer Diagnostik Identifier:
First received: February 20, 2012
Last updated: February 23, 2012
Last verified: February 2012

The interpretation of Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP)-findings is primarily performed by radiologists who only in some cases have experience with the interpretation of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP)-images. It is unclear if MRCP-interpretation by the radiologist is sufficient to decide which additional endoscopic procedures might be necessary in an individual case or if an additional MRCP-interpretation by the endoscopist renders any clinical impact.

Suspected Bilio-pancreatic Disease

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-pancreatography (MRCP) for Suspected Bilio-pancreatic Disease: Should the Endoscopist Take a Second Look?

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Endoscopic management [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Did the MRCP-interpretation by the gastroenterologist alter the scheduled endoscopic interventions ?

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • MRCP-interpretation [ Time Frame: 1 day ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    Are there differences in the MRCP-interpreatation beween the radiologist and the gastroenterologist.

Enrollment: 155
Study Start Date: January 2007
Study Completion Date: December 2010
Primary Completion Date: December 2009 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

During 1/2007 until 12/2009 consecutive patients who were referred for dedicated endoscopic procedures regarding suspected alterations of the pancreato-biliary ductal system (nearly exclusively for EUS and/or ERCP) to our unit based on actual MRCP-findings were enrolled.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged 18 years or older who were referred for pancreato-biliary endoscopy to our unit based on actual MRCP-findings. In all cases MRCP should have been performed within 4 weeks prior admittance and a written radiological report as well as the digital images must be available.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who had any endoscopic interventions in our institution before and also patients who underwent MRCP at our hospital were excluded.
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Responsible Party: Till Wehrmann, Head, Divison of Gastroenterology, DKD Wiesbaden, Deutsche Klinik fuer Diagnostik Identifier: NCT01538368     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TWehrmann
Study First Received: February 20, 2012
Last Updated: February 23, 2012
Health Authority: Germany: Ethics Commission

Keywords provided by Deutsche Klinik fuer Diagnostik:
Image interpretation
MRCP findings
endoscopic intervention(s)

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pancreatic Diseases
Digestive System Diseases processed this record on October 13, 2015