Controversies and Limitations of Ultrasonography in Acute Pancreatitis

  • W. Swobodnik


During the past 20 years the importance of ultrasonography as a diagnostic imaging procedure in acute pancreatitis has increased dramatically. This in part is due to the lack of invasiveness and high cost effectiveness ratio of this diagnostic modality. Unfortunately ultrasound is examiner dependent, resulting in different estimations of its diagnostic valency depending on the skill and expertise of the sonographer. The purpose of this presentation is the evaluation of limitations of sonography in acute pancreatitis.


Acute Pancreatitis Pancreatic Pseudocysts Of99 Case Pancreatic Fluid Collection Complicated Cyst 
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  • W. Swobodnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Internal Medicine II University of UlmUlmGermany

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