Ultrasonography of the Pancreas

Imaging and Pathologic Correlations

Editors: D'Onofrio, Mirko (Ed.)

  • This volume presents a complete overview and precise description of recent developments in the array of different ultrasound methods for the study of the pancreas
  • New techniques are presented
  • New techniques are discussed
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Ultrasonography (US) has long been considered an important diagnostic imaging modality for investigation of the pancreas despite certain significant and well-known limitations. Indeed, in many countries US represents the first step in the diagnostic algorithm for pancreatic pathologies. Recent years have witnessed major advances in conventional, harmonic, and Doppler imaging.

New technologies, softwares, and techniques, such as volumetric imaging, enhancement quantification, and fusion imaging, are increasing the diagnostic capabilities of US. The injection of microbubble contrast agents allows better tissue characterization with definitive differentiation between solid and cystic lesions. Contrast-enhanced US improves the characterization of pancreatic tumors, assists in local and liver staging, and can offer savings in both time and money. Acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) imaging is a promising new US method to test, without manual compression, the mechanical strain properties of deep tissues. Furthermore, the applications and indications for interventional, endoscopic, and intraoperative US have undergone significant improvement and refinement.

This book provides a complete overview of all these technological developments and their impact on the assessment of pancreatic pathologies. Percutaneous, endoscopic, and intraoperative US of the pancreas are discussed in detail, with precise description of findings and with informative imaging (CT and MRI) and pathologic correlations.

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G. B. Rossi University Hospital is a referral center specialized in pancreatic diseases. In 2006, the Department of Radiology performed more than 900 contrast-enhanced ultrasound examinations, half of which were for pancreatic pathologies, and 200 ultrasound-guided biopsies for pancreatic masses. Dr D’Onofrio has renowned international experience in pancreatic disease management and in the use of contrast-enhanced ultrasound. All ultrasound studies of pancreatic lesions need to be correlated with the findings of other imaging modalities in order to reach a final diagnosis. A complete description of the correlations between ultrasound-imaging and ultrasound-pathologic findings will lead to an improvement of the diagnostic capability of ultrasound in studying pancreatic pathologies. Dr D’Onofrio has been working since 2004 as a university researcher in the Department of Radiology at the University of Verona in the University Hospital of G. B. Rossi. He has been an associate of SIRM (Italian Society of Medical Radiology) and AISP (Italian Association for the Study of the Pancreas) since 2002 and is a member of the editorial board of the official journal of SIRM. He has been a faculty member of IBISCUS (International Bracco Imaging School for Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound) since 2003. He is an associate of SIUMB (Italian Society of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) and EFSUMB (European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology) and a member of ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Imaging). He is the chairman for pancreatic applications of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in the EFSUMB guidelines and for the good clinical practice recommendation in contrast-enhanced ultrasound meetings update 2007. Dr D’Onofrio is author of more than 40 original papers in Italian and international medical journals and of 7 book chapters; he is also the author of the book Ecografia e procedure interventistiche percutanee, published by Springer in 2008. In addition, he is a reviewer for AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology, Pancreas, CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal, BMC Cancer, and La Radiologia Medica.

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From the reviews:

“The book Ultrasonography of the Pancreas represents the state of the art in this field and is the result of the contribution of a group of authors of internationally renowned authors and, primarily, of the editor. … The text is supported by a large number of excellent-quality images … . the book provides a complete and updated overview of the status and potential of modern US techniques for use in pancreatic imaging.” (Roberto Pozzi Mucelli, La Radiologia Medica, Vol. 117, 2012)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Ultrasound Imaging

    Gallotti, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Transabdominal Ultrasonography of the Pancreas

    Buscarini, Elisabetta (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Endoscopic Ultrasonography of the Pancreas

    Buscarini, Elisabetta (et al.)

    Pages 31-45

  • Percutaneous Ultrasound Guided Interventional Procedures in Pancreatic Diseases

    Buscarini, Elisabetta (et al.)

    Pages 47-53

  • Intraoperative Ultrasonography of the Pancreas

    D’Onofrio, Mirko (et al.)

    Pages 55-61

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ultrasonography of the Pancreas
Book Subtitle
Imaging and Pathologic Correlations
Editors
  • Mirko D'Onofrio
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Mailand
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Italia
eBook ISBN
978-88-470-2379-6
DOI
10.1007/978-88-470-2379-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-88-470-2378-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 202
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