Pancreatitis and Pseudocysts


Ultrasonography (US) is a noninvasive imaging modality which is often the first imaging technique in the evaluation of patients with pancreatic diseases. It has undergone significant advances in recent years. In this chapter the value of US in the diagnosis of pancreatitis and pseudocysts will be described and discussed. The article is focused on B-mode US, Doppler sonography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS).


Acute Pancreatitis Chronic Pancreatitis Main Pancreatic Duct Pancreatic Necrosis Autoimmune Pancreatitis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Internal MedicineAMEOS Hospital St. SalvatorHalberstadtGermany

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