Histological influence on contrast-enhanced CT of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.

  title={Histological influence on contrast-enhanced CT of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma.},
  author={Hiroshi Demachi and Osamu Matsui and Satoshi Kobayashi and Yukari Akakura and Keisuke Konishi and Motomu Tsuji and Atsuo Miwa and Shiro Miyata},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={21 6},
PURPOSE The purpose of our study was to examine the influence of the histology of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma on its appearance with contrast-enhanced CT. METHOD Early-phase and late-phase dynamic CT images were obtained in 34 patients who underwent pancreaticoduodenostomy. The attenuating areas of the tumors (n = 58) on early- and late-phase images were classified as hyperattenuated, isoattenuated, hypoattenuated, or unenhanced. The histologic findings of these lesions were compared to… CONTINUE READING