Pancreatic cancer CT

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Aravind Reddy Kothagadi M.B.B.S[2]


Findings on CT scan that may be suggestive of pancreatic cancer include morphological changes of the gland, destruction of the peripancreatic fat and loss of the sharp margins with surrounding structures, involvement of the regional lymph nodes and adjacent vasculature, pancreatic ductal dilatation, pancreatic atrophy and obstruction of the common bile duct . MDCT (Multi-detector row computed tomography) the imaging modality widely used in suspected pancreatic cancer patients as the pre-operative examination. MDCT is used as the primary imaging modality, and is used in conjunction with PET/CT. MDCT helps in local and distant disease assessment in a single scan. MDCT is useful in the evaluation of vascular involvement, which helps in predicting the tumor resectability.


Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma

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