Imaging of the pancreas: Recent advances

Indian J Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Jul;15(Suppl 1):S25-32. doi: 10.4103/2230-8210.83060.


A wide spectrum of anomalies of pancreas and the pancreatic duct system are commonly encountered at radiological evaluation. Diagnosing pancreatic lesions generally requires a multimodality approach. This review highlights the new advances in pancreatic imaging and their applications in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic pathologies. The mainstay techniques include computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), radionuclide imaging (RNI) and optical coherence tomography (OCT).

Keywords: Computed tomography; endoscopic ultrasound; magnetic resonance imaging; optical coherence tomography; pancreatic imaging; radionuclide imaging; recent advances.