Dynamic MDCT of the pancreas: is time-density curve morphology useful for the differential diagnosis of solid lesions? A preliminary report.

@article{Zamboni2012DynamicMO,
  title={Dynamic MDCT of the pancreas: is time-density curve morphology useful for the differential diagnosis of solid lesions? A preliminary report.},
  author={Giulia Angela Zamboni and Livia Bernardin and R Pozzi Mucelli},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={81 3},
  pages={e381-5}
}
PURPOSE CT perfusion has been proposed for pancreatic lesion characterization. However, scan and analysis protocols influence numerical data. To overcome this, the purpose of our study is to evaluate the use of time-density curves obtained from MDCT perfusion of the pancreas for the characterization of normal parenchyma, adenocarcinoma, chronic pancreatitis and endocrine tumors. METHODS 31 patients with solid pancreatic lesions and 21 patients with renal cell carcinoma underwent 64-row MDCT… CONTINUE READING