Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis--Current State and Future Directions

Roman Zenouzi, Christopher L. Welle, Sudhakar K. Venkatesh, Christoph Schramm, John E. Eaton

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Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic cholestatic liver disease characterized by biliary inflammation and fibrosis leading to bile duct strictures, cirrhosis, and carries an increased risk of hepatobiliary malignancies. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is the imaging modality of choice in PSC. As an evolving technology, MRI has other potential applications in the care and study of those patients with PSC. In this review, the authors aim to provide a technical overview on MRI/MRCP and related technologies, summarize its contemporary use in PSC, and discuss its evolving role to predict outcomes and look ahead toward emerging MRI technologies relevant to PSC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-380
Number of pages12
JournalSeminars in liver disease
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2019


  • magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography
  • magnetic resonance elastography
  • magnetic resonance imaging
  • primary sclerosing cholangitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology


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