MRCP+ for advanced biliary visualisation
Accurate assessment of the biliary system is essential in diagnosis and monitoring of hepatobiliary diseases such as PSC, PBC, and Biliary Atresia. It is also integral to liver transplant preparation and post-transplant evaluation. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is used extensively in the evaluation of biliary tree anatomy. It is a non-invasive method for evaluating biliary disorders. It provides information that increases diagnostic confidence while minimizing the frequency of invasive procedures. However, MRCP is not quantitative.
Perspectum Diagnostics newest product, MRCP+ 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 for investigational use only - this product is in preparation for FDA 510(k) submission and CE marking.
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 labeling of the biliary system and structures. It allows for regional volumetric analysis of the biliary tree, pancreatic duct, and 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. For an overview of MRCP+, take a look at the video below.