This issue reviews and updates a variety of topics in pancreatic imaging. Pearls on the Multiphasic CT of the pancreas are offered, along with the key MRI techniques for pancreatic imaging. Emerging CT, MR and US techniques for pancreatic evaluation (such as dual energy, DCMRI, spectroscopy, and US contrast) are elucidated. Ultrasound for pancreatic imaging is given a thorough review. An update on staging and resectability of pancreatic adenocarcinoma is discussed. Acute and chronic pancreatitis are reviewed, as well as cystic pancreatic lesions, congenital pancreatic anomalies, uncommon solid pancreatic neoplasms, and other pancreatic pathology. Post-operative imaging of the pancreas is discussed, and finally, an update on endoscopic techniques for the pancreas is provided.
By Desiree E. Morgan, Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology and Koenraad Mortele, MD