Multidetector CT angiography in the evaluation of pancreatic carcinoma: Preliminary observations

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Abstract

Multidetector CT (MDCT) provides unparalleled capabilities for combining narrow scan collimation with rapid data acquisition protocols. When combined with CT angiographic techniques and 3D-volume rendering we are able to create unique displays for evaluating a range of clinical pathologies. In this pictorial review we present the potential advantages of using MDCT angiography for the evaluation of pancreatic cancer and its role in the accurate staging of these patients. The use of dual-phase CT scanning in both the arterial phase and portal phase is addressed with the role of 3D CT angiography clearly defined. Numerous case studies are presented to show the advantages of these techniques over simple axial CT imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-853
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of computer assisted tomography
Volume24
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2000

Keywords

  • Computed tomography angiography
  • Pancreatic carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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