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Imaging of the Pancreas
Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis
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Main description:

Using numerous high-quality illustrations, this volume assesses strengths and limitations of techniques for the imaging of pancreatitis. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and interventional imaging are considered separately in the settings of acute and chronic pancreatitis, with an additional section on imaging of complications. The significance of the imaging findings for clinical and therapeutic decision making is clearly explained, and protocols are provided to help obtain the best possible images.


Feature:

Documents the strengths and limitations of all the imaging techniques used in patients with pancreatitis


Clearly explains how imaging findings derive from the pathophysiology of the disease processes


Examines in detail the significance of imaging findings for clinical and therapeutic decision making


Contains numerous informative high-quality illustrations


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With the aid of numerous high-quality illustrations, this volume explains the strengths and limitations of the different techniques employed in the imaging of pancreatitis. Ultrasound, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and interventional imaging are each considered separately in the settings of acute and chronic pancreatitis. A further section is devoted to imaging of the complications of these conditions. Throughout, care has been taken to ensure that the reader will achieve a sound understanding of how the imaging findings derive from the pathophysiology of the disease processes. The significance of the imaging findings for clinical and therapeutic decision making is clearly explained, and protocols are provided that will assist in obtaining the best possible images.



Contents:

Pathophysiology of Acute Pancreatitis.- Clinical Aspects of Acute Pancreatitis: Features, Prognosis and Use of Imaging Findings in Therapeutic Decision Making.- The Role of Ultrasound .- The Role of Computed Tomography.- The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Cholangio-Pancreatography.-Imaging of Pancreatic Trauma.-Pathophysiology of Chronic Pancreatitis.- Clinical Aspects of Chronic Pancreatitis: Features and Prognosis.- Pathological Findings in Chronic Pancreatitis.- The Role of Ultrasound and Endoscopic Ultrasound.-The Role of CT .- The Role of Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Magnetic Resonance.- The Role of ERCP.- Pathophysiology of Complications of Acute and Chronic Pancreatitis.- Clinical Aspects of Complications: Features and Prognosis.- Imaging of Pseudocysts .- Imaging of Biliary and Vascular Complications.- Imaging of Local Extension and Fistulas.- Chronic Pancreatitis Versus Pancreatic Tumors.- Clinical Perspective.- The Role of Endoscopy .- Surgical Perspective.- Subject Index.- List of Contributors.


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9783540682516
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: May, 2009
Pages: 402

Subcategories: Diseases and Disorders, Radiology

MEET THE AUTHOR

All authors have published extensively in pancreatitis. Drs. Balthazar and Megibow have developed a classification system of acute pancreatitis used world-wide; Professor Pozzi-Mucelli is the Chairman of Radiology at one of the largest pancreatic centres in Europe.