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Pitfalls in Pancreatic Imaging

  • Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
  • Stefano Canestrini

Abstract

The diagnosis of pancreatic diseases generally requires the combined use of different imaging modalities, allowing evaluation of the pancreatic parenchyma, pancreatic ducts, and adjacent soft tissues [1]. Generally, in a clinical picture of abdominal pain and other symptoms that raise suspicion of pancreatic involvement, the first approach is represented by ultrasonography, which is relatively inexpensive and widely available. After the ultrasound (US) findings are confirmed, depending on their characteristics, investigations using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be recommended.

Keywords

Chronic Pancreatitis Pancreatic Tumor Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Intraductal Papillary Mucinous Tumor Autoimmune Pancreatitis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Pozzi Mucelli
    • 1
  • Stefano Canestrini
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Radiology“G.B. Rossi” University HospitalVeronaItaly

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