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AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2007 Feb;188(2):429-32.

Focal fatty replacement of the pancreas: usefulness of chemical shift MRI.

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Department of Radiology and Research Institute of Radiology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, 388-1, Poongnap-dong, Songpa-gu, Seoul 138-736, South Korea.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to describe the typical CT and chemical shift MRI findings and to evaluate their usefulness in the diagnosis of focal fatty replacement of the pancreas in five patients.

CONCLUSION:

The presence of a perceptible focal low-attenuation lesion in the pancreas on CT and the reduction in signal intensity of the lesion on the opposed phase of chemical shift MR images are useful for differentiating focal fatty replacement of the pancreas from true pancreatic neoplasm. Therefore, these imaging findings obviate invasive diagnostic procedures and surgery in the care of patients with focal fatty replacement of the pancreas.

PMID:
17242252
DOI:
10.2214/AJR.05.1095
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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