Ultrasonography of the pancreas. 1. Conventional imaging

A. Martínez-Noguera, M. D'Onofrio

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Abstract

Ultrasound imaging has made significant advances in recent years and plays an important role in the detection, characterization and staging of pancreatic diseases. Conventional ultrasonography (US) is a noninvasive imaging modality, which continues to be the first diagnostic step in the evaluation of the pancreas. Over its various decades of application, US have detected pancreatic pathology of great diversity. This article reviews the wide utility of US and the many examinations techniques, such as filling the stomach with water, changing the patient's position or suspending inspiration or expiration, allowing us to visualize all portions of the pancreas in a high percentage of patients. © 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)136-149
JournalAbdominal Imaging
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2007

Keywords

  • Conventional imaging
  • Inflammatory lesions
  • Neoplasms
  • Pancreas
  • Pancreatic pseudocyst
  • Ultrasonography

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