Value of CT and clinical criteria in assessment of patients with acute pancreatitis.

@article{Ju2006ValueOC,
  title={Value of CT and clinical criteria in assessment of patients with acute pancreatitis.},
  author={Shenghong Ju and Feng Chen and Shengli Liu and Kaier Zheng and Gao-Jun Teng},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={102-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To re-assess the value of CT and clinical criteria as prognostic and severity indicators in acute pancreatitis and the correlation between them. METHODS Sixty-five cases with acute pancreatitis (AP) were included in the study. The hospitalization days, fevering days and overall complications were regarded as clinical endpoints for the patient group. CT criteria used for AP evaluation included Balthazar's plain CT scan score, CT severity index (CTSI) and London's pancreatic size… CONTINUE READING