PET/CT in Pancreatic Malignancies

  • Ameya D. PuranikEmail author
  • Archi Agrawal
  • Sneha Shah
  • Nilendu Purandare
  • Venkatesh Rangarajan
Part of the Clinicians’ Guides to Radionuclide Hybrid Imaging book series (CGRHI)


Pancreatic adenocarcinoma (PAC) accounts for about 85% of cases of pancreatic malignancies [1], and the term “pancreatic cancer” is sometimes used to refer only to that type. Imaging plays a central role in the management of this disease. Imaging facilitates establishing diagnosis, determining staging, monitoring treatment response, and detecting recurrence following surgery. Multiple modalities are involved, including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET/CT), and endoscopic ultrasound (EUS). PET/CT combines functional information of PET with detailed anatomic information of multidetector CT [2]. Although the role of PET/CT in the diagnostic evaluation of patients with various abdominal malignancies is established, its role in pancreatic imaging is still evolving.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ameya D. Puranik
    • 1
    Email author
  • Archi Agrawal
    • 1
  • Sneha Shah
    • 1
  • Nilendu Purandare
    • 1
  • Venkatesh Rangarajan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular ImagingTata Memorial HospitalMumbaiIndia

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