Delayed intravenous contrast medium washout from the small bowel in patients with pancreatic carcinoma and splanchnic venous invasion.

PURPOSE Our goal was to determine whether splanchnic venous invasion by pancreatic carcinoma causes any detectable delay in contrast medium clearance from the small bowel, reflected in alterations in small bowel (SBe), portal vein (PVe), or hepatic (He) enhancement on contrast-enhanced spiral CT. METHOD The values of SBe, PVe, and He were determined from… (More)