MR Imaging of Autoimmune Pancreatitis

Nima Hafezi-Nejad, Vikesh Singh, Christopher Fung, Naoki Takahashi, Atif Zaheer

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Autoimmune pancreatitis (AIP) is characterized by autoimmune inflammatory destruction of the pancreatic tissue. Imaging plays an essential role in the diagnosis. AIP type 1 is the pancreatic manifestation of immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)–related disease and is associated with IgG4-positive plasma cell infiltration and fibrosis of multiple organ systems. Type 2 is a related disease with pancreatic inflammation with or without concurrent inflammatory bowel disease. The authors demonstrate the imaging findings that are associated with the pancreatic and extra-pancreatic manifestations of AIP. They emphasize the common MR imaging and magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography findings to help make the diagnosis of AIP.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalMagnetic Resonance Imaging Clinics of North America
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018



  • Autoimmune
  • Computed tomography
  • IgG4
  • MR imaging
  • Pancreatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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