Imaging of Diseases of the Pancreas and Biliary System
Imaging plays a key role in the diagnosis of diseases of the pancreas and biliary system. Recent developments of helical computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are currently challenging established radiographic techniques such as intravenous cholangiography, endoscopic retrograde cholangiography, percutaneous retrograde cholangiography and conventional arteriography. Because the different noninvasive and invasive imaging modalities provide similar or complementary diagnostic information, the choice of the most appropriate imaging modality for a given indication is often influenced by a variety of factors, including individual patient characteristics, local preferences, local availability, and economic aspects.
KeywordsBile Duct Common Bile Duct Choledochal Cyst Extrahepatic Bile Duct Helical Compute Tomography
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