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Imaging of the pancreas is challenging because of its anatomic location in the retroperitoneum and its intricate relationship with major blood vessels and bowel [1]. In the United States, acute pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic cancer are the most common pancreatic disorders [2]. Gallstone disease, which is strongly associated with obesity and the excessive consumption of alcohol, is the major risk factor for benign pancreatic disease, whereas smoking is the most important risk factor for pancreatic cancer [2].

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mileto, A; Marin, D; Nelson, RC

Published Date

  • May 1, 2013

Volume / Issue

  • 9788847054691 /

Book Title

  • CT of the Retroperitoneum: From Conventional to Multi-energy Imaging

Start / End Page

  • 83 - 100

International Standard Book Number 10 (ISBN-10)

  • 8847054680

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9788847054684

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-88-470-5469-1_7

Citation Source

  • Scopus