Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Family Medicine | Medical Education | Radiology
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.
pancreas, abdominal ultrasound, radiology
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PEER Liberia Radiology Lecture Series
Loe B. (2020). Abdominal Ultrasound - Pancreas. PEER Liberia Project. https://doi.org/10.13028/tt4c-ex22. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/liberia_peer/65