Abdom Radiol (NY) 2021 Sep 15. Epub 2021 Sep 15.
Mech-Sense, Department of Radiology, Aalborg University Hospital, Hobrovej 18-22, PO. Box 365, 9000, Aalborg, Denmark.
Purpose: Non-invasive imaging methods to detect morphological changes of the pancreas in patients with mild chronic pancreatitis (CP) are needed. This study aimed to compare magnetic resonance imaging-based parameters, pancreatic volume, T1 mapping, magnetic resonance elastography (MRE), and proton density fat fraction between CP patients and controls, and determine the diagnostic performance for diagnosing different stages of CP.
Methods: Nineteen patients with mild CP (Cambridge grade 2 or less or recurring acute pancreatitis; n = 19), 30 with moderate/severe CP (Cambridge grade 3 and 4), and 35 healthy controls underwent pancreatic magnetic resonance imaging to assess the above mentioned magnetic resonance imaging-based parameters. Read More