Pancreas: Differential Diagnosis of Pancreatic Diseases
Sonography is the modality of choice for the initial evaluation of suspected pancreatic disease in children because ionizing radiation is not involved and sedation is not required. Pancreatic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is indicated after suboptimal or equivocal US findings and a high clinical suspicion of pancreatic pathology. Although not recommended as the initial routine imaging study for the pancreas, CT is useful when sono-graphic findings are not diagnostic, the MRI is not available, and, also, for guidance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures (aspiration biopsy, drainage, etc.).
Diffuse Pancreatic Involvement
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