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An Update of Clinical CT Imaging of Pancreatic Neoplasm: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls

  • Ott LeEmail author
  • Eric P. Tamm
  • Nicolaus Wagner-Bartak
  • Priya Bhosale
  • Madhavi Patnana
  • Raghu Vikram
  • Aliya Qayyum
Abdominal CT-An Update on Applications and New Developments (H S. Teh, Section Editor)
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Abstract

The progressive advancement in computed tomography (CT) technology has enabled improved diagnosis and management of pancreatic tumors. Some of these improvements are seen in multidetector CT, dual-energy CT, perfusion CT, and post-processing techniques. Despite the technological improvement, prognosis for tumors such as pancreatic adenocarcinomas remains dismal. This review article will discuss some of the tips, tricks, and pitfalls for optimal utilization of these imaging techniques to characterize, diagnosis, and manage some of the more common pancreatic tumors such as adenocarcinomas, cystic tumors, and neuroendocrine tumors.

Keywords

MDCT DECT Perfusion CT Post-processing Pancreatic protocol Pancreatic cancer 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ott Le
    • 1
    Email author
  • Eric P. Tamm
    • 1
  • Nicolaus Wagner-Bartak
    • 1
  • Priya Bhosale
    • 1
  • Madhavi Patnana
    • 1
  • Raghu Vikram
    • 1
  • Aliya Qayyum
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHoustonUSA

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