Diffusion-weighted MRI: usefulness for differentiating intrapancreatic accessory spleen and small hypervascular neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas.

@article{Kang2014DiffusionweightedMU,
  title={Diffusion-weighted MRI: usefulness for differentiating intrapancreatic accessory spleen and small hypervascular neuroendocrine tumor of the pancreas.},
  author={B C Kang and Jin Hee Kim and Jae Ho Byun and Seung Soo Lee and Hyoung Jung Kim and So Yeon Kim and M S Lee},
  journal={Acta radiologica},
  year={2014},
  volume={55 10},
  pages={1157-65}
}
BACKGROUND Image findings of intrapancreatic accessory spleen (IPAS) can closely resemble those of neuroendocrine tumor (NET) of the pancreas. PURPOSE To investigate the usefulness of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) for differentiating IPAS from small (≤3 cm) hypervascular NET of the pancreas. MATERIAL AND METHODS The visually assessed signal intensity of pancreatic lesions compared with the spleen on DWI (b value of 1000 s/mm(2)) and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were… CONTINUE READING

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