Spiral CT of the pancreas with multiplanar display

AJR Am J Roentgenol. 1992 Dec;159(6):1209-15. doi: 10.2214/ajr.159.6.1442384.


This essay illustrates the findings obtained with spiral CT imaging in pancreatic disease. Features of spiral CT--fast scanning, dynamic injection of contrast material allowing optimal vessel opacification, and supplemental multiplanar imaging--promise to provide increased accuracy in the diagnosis and staging of pancreatic disease. With further development of continuous (spiral/helical) scanning technology, this technology should expand to cover a wider range of applications.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aged
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pancreas / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pancreatic Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*