, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 55-75,
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Date: 22 Oct 2010

Hepatobiliary and pancreatic imaging in children—techniques and an overview of non-neoplastic disease entities


Imaging plays a major role in the diagnostic work-up of children with hepatobiliary or pancreatic diseases. It consists mainly of US, CT and MRI, with US and MRI being the preferred imaging modalities because of the lack of ionizing radiation. In this review the technique of US, CT and MRI in children will be addressed, followed by a comprehensive overview of the imaging characteristics of several hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease entities most common in the paediatric age group.