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MRCP+ for advanced biliary visualisation

Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is used extensively in the evaluation of biliary tree anatomy. It is a non-invasive method for evaluating biliary disorders and provides information that increases diagnostic confidence, while minimizing the frequency of invasive procedures. However, MRCP is not quantitative.

MRCP+ is a software package which allows existing MRCP data to be enhanced and quantitatively characterized using advanced image processing techniques. The technology can enhance the data from conventional MRCP without needing to inject contrast agent, enabling 3D visualization of ducts. MRCP+ is currently only for investigational use.

Perspectum Diagnostics newest product, MRCP+, is a quantitative biliary imaging tool which uses computational techniques to enhance MRCP images. MRCP+ calculates quantitative 3D biliary system models that enable measurement of bile duct widths and automatic detection of regions of variation of duct widths. MRCP+ includes tools for interactive segmentation and labelling of the biliary system, and biliary structures, and allows for regional volumetric analysis of segmented tree-like, tubular structures and the gallbladder.

Combining image viewing, processing and reporting tools, the metrics provided are designed to support physicians in the visualization, evaluation and reporting of hepatobiliary structures.