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01.08.2011 | Pictorial Review | Ausgabe 4/2011 Open Access

Insights into Imaging 4/2011

Part 1: CT characterisation of pancreatic neoplasms: a pictorial essay

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Insights into Imaging > Ausgabe 4/2011
Autoren:
Angela Galvin, Tom Sutherland, Andrew F. Little

Abstract

The pancreas is a site of origin of a diverse range of benign and malignant tumours, and these are frequently detected, diagnosed and staged with computed tomography (CT). Knowledge of the typical appearance of these neoplasms as well as the features of locoregional invasion is fundamental for all general and abdominal radiologists. This pictorial essay aims to outline the characteristic CT appearances of the spectrum of pancreatic neoplasms, as well as important demographic and clinical information that aids diagnosis. The second article in this series addresses common mimics of pancreatic neoplasia.
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