Publication Date

2020-12-03

Document Type

Presentation

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Family Medicine | Medical Education | Radiology

Abstract

This presentation is part of the PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series. The presentation provides an overview of how to perform abdominal ultrasound of the pancreas. Knowledge of pancreatic anatomy and its appearance on ultrasound is essential for accurate image interpretation. Ultrasound of the pancreas is a useful initial imaging modality for suspected pancreatic pathology. Common pathologies which may be seen on ultrasound include acute/chronic pancreatitis and cystic or solid tumours. Ultrasound of the pancreas can be difficult and several techniques can be used to improve image quality. If views are inadequate in patients with pancreatic symptoms, further imaging should be suggested.

Keywords

pancreas, abdominal ultrasound, radiology

Rights and Permissions

Copyright 2020 The Author(s)

DOI of Published Version

10.13028/tt4c-ex22

Journal/Book/Conference Title

PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series

Comments

Presented online to the ELWA Family Medicine residents, Monrovia, Liberia, on December 3, 2020.

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