Ultrasonography of the Pancreas

Imaging and Pathologic Correlations

  • Mirko D’Onofrio

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Anna Gallotti, Fabrizio Calliada
    Pages 1-15
  3. Elisabetta Buscarini, Salvatore Greco
    Pages 17-29
  4. Elisabetta Buscarini, Stefania De Lisi
    Pages 31-45
  5. Mirko D’Onofrio, Emilio Barbi, Riccardo De Robertis, Francesco Principe, Anna Gallotti, Enrico Martone
    Pages 55-61
  6. Emilio Barbi, Salvatore Sgroi, Paolo Tinazzi, Stefano Canestrini, Anna Gallotti, Mirko D’Onofrio
    Pages 63-81
  7. Steffen Rickes, Holger Neye
    Pages 83-91
  8. Christoph F. Dietrich, Michael Hocke, Anna Gallotti, Mirko D’Onofrio
    Pages 93-110
  9. Mirko D’Onofrio, Paolo Giorgio Arcidiacono, Massimo Falconi
    Pages 111-133
  10. Roberto Malagò, Ugolino Alfonsi, Camilla Barbiani, Andrea Pezzato, Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
    Pages 135-146
  11. Marie-Pierre Vullierme, Enrico Martone
    Pages 147-163
  12. Paola Capelli, Alice Parisi
    Pages 165-186
  13. Anna Gallotti, Riccardo Manfredi
    Pages 187-190
  14. Elisabetta Buscarini
    Pages 191-197
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 199-202

About this book


Ultrasonography (US) has long been considered an important diagnostic imaging modality for investigation of the pancreas despite certain significant and well-known limitations. Indeed, in many countries US represents the first step in the diagnostic algorithm for pancreatic pathologies. Recent years have witnessed major advances in conventional, harmonic, and Doppler imaging.

New technologies, softwares, and techniques, such as volumetric imaging, enhancement quantification, and fusion imaging, are increasing the diagnostic capabilities of US. The injection of microbubble contrast agents allows better tissue characterization with definitive differentiation between solid and cystic lesions. Contrast-enhanced US improves the characterization of pancreatic tumors, assists in local and liver staging, and can offer savings in both time and money. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging is a promising new US method to test, without manual compression, the mechanical strain properties of deep tissues. Furthermore, the applications and indications for interventional, endoscopic, and intraoperative US have undergone significant improvement and refinement.

This book provides a complete overview of all these technological developments and their impact on the assessment of pancreatic pathologies. Percutaneous, endoscopic, and intraoperative US of the pancreas are discussed in detail, with precise description of findings and with informative imaging (CT and MRI) and pathologic correlations.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Mirko D’Onofrio
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyG.B. Rossi University HospitalVeronaItaly

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Italia 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Milano
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-88-470-2378-9
  • Online ISBN 978-88-470-2379-6
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