The Bloody Pancreas: MDCT and MRI Features of Hypervascular and Hemorrhagic Pancreatic Conditions
V. Anik Sahni, Koenraad J. Mortele
OBJECTIVE. The purpose of this study was to illustrate the varied MDCT and MRI ap- pearances of hypervascular and hemorrhagic pancreatic conditions and their mimics.
CONCLUSION. Pancreatic hypervascular conditions are easily detected at multiphasic contrast-enhanced MDCT and MRI. Hemorrhagic pancreatic abnormalities are best depicted with unenhanced CT and, especially, fat-suppressed Tl-weighted MRI. Familiarity with the spectrum of possible underlying causes and the imaging features and conditions that can act as mimics assists radiologists in making an accurate presumptive diagnosis.