LORENA SAS, OANA TAISESCU, CITTO IULIAN TAISESCU, STEFAN-ALEXANDRU ARTENE, GINDROVEL DUMITRA, STEFANIA TUDORACHE, ANICA DRICU, TEODOR SAS THE ROLE OF IMAGING TECHNIQUES IN DIAGNOSING PANCREATIC CANCER
Imaging techniques play an essential role in the diagnosis, staging and establishing the treatment protocols in pancreatic cancer. Our proposed study explores and improves recent discoveries in the field of pancreatic cancer, especially relying on complex imaging techniques such as Computer Tomography (CT), Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (MR 3T), Ultrasonography (US) and Endoscopic Ultrasonography (EUS). In the case of pancreatic tumors, regardless of their origin, imaging exams also allow the evaluation of local and distant extension, with important prognostic and treatment ramifications. CT exams alongside RM and EUS offer a highly sensible and specific diagnosis of pancreatic tumors, with the added advantage of concomitant evaluation of adjacent parenchymatous abdominal organs.
Keywords: Pancreatic cancer; Ultrasonography; Computer Tomography; Magnetic Resonance; Endoscopic Ultrasonography