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Pancreatic adenocarcinoma: cross-sectional imaging techniques. Abdom Radiol (NY) 2018 Feb;43(2):253-263

Date

11/13/2017

Pubmed ID

29128993

DOI

10.1007/s00261-017-1380-4

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-85033490263 (requires institutional sign-in at Scopus site)   17 Citations

Abstract

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is a common malignancy that has a poor prognosis. Imaging is vital in its detection, staging, and management. Although a variety of imaging techniques are available, MDCT is the preferred imaging modality for staging and assessing the resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma. MR also has an important adjunct role, and may be used in addition to CT or as a problem-solving tool. A dedicated pancreatic protocol should be acquired as a biphasic technique optimized for the detection of pancreatic adenocarcinoma and to allow accurate local and distant disease staging. Emerging techniques like dual-energy CT and texture analysis of CT and MR images have a great potential in improving lesion detection, characterization, and treatment monitoring.

Author List

Kulkarni NM, Hough DM, Tolat PP, Soloff EV, Kambadakone AR

Author

Parag P. Tolat MD Chief, Associate Professor in the Radiology department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Adenocarcinoma
Contrast Media
Humans
Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Neoplasm Staging
Pancreatic Neoplasms
Tomography, X-Ray Computed