MRI of Pancreas in Patients with Chronic Pancreatitis and Healthy Volunteers: Can Pancreatic Signal Intensity and Contrast Enhancement Patterns be Valuable Predictors of Early Chronic Pancreatitis?


Bilgin S. S. , Bilgin M. , Toprak H. , BURGAZLI K. M. , CHASAN R., ERDOGAN A., et al.

CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING REVIEWS, cilt.13, ss.413-421, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2174/1573405613666170815160953
  • Dergi Adı: CURRENT MEDICAL IMAGING REVIEWS
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.413-421

Özet

Background: Chronic pancreatitis is a progressive inflammatory disease of the pancreatic parenchyma and ductal structures. Typical MR imaging features of chronic pancreatitis include dilatation of the main pancreatic duct and irregularities of branch pancreatic ducts that can be evaluated with MRCP, loss of the normal high signal intensity of the pancreatic parenchyma on T1-weighted images, and decreased enhancement on dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences.