Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Staging of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma
Department of Radiology
Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Digestive System Diseases | Health Services Administration | Neoplasms | Radiology
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, cancer of the pancreas, usually causes only vague symptoms until the pancreatic duct is blocked. Surgery with complete removal of the tumor is curative. Thus, it is important to find out if the tumor has spread outside of the pancreas or whether it remains confined to the pancreas and can be completely resected (surgically removed).
DOI of Published Version
J Am Coll Radiol. 2019 Apr;16(4 Pt A):e15. doi: 10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.013. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of the American College of Radiology : JACR
Rybicki FJ, Lalani T. (2019). Patient-Friendly Summary of the ACR Appropriateness Criteria: Staging of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarcinoma. Radiology Publications and Presentations. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacr.2018.12.013. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/radiology_pubs/462