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Minerva Medica 2007 August;98(4):343-50

language: Italian

Non invasive methods in competition for EUS (US, CE-US, CT, MRI and PET/CT): the radiologist point of view

Martina M. C., Cassinis M. C., Tappero C., Gandini G.

SCDU Radiodiagnostica 4 Radiologia Diagnostica e Interventistica Università di Torino ASO San Giovanni Battista e della Città di Torino (Sede Molinette) Torino, Italy


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Recent technological improvements such as spiral CT, CPMR, PET-CT, US and MRI specific contrast agents have increased the accuracy of non-invasive exams performed by radiologists. US is often the first step of the examination. MRI and PET-CT are considered supplementary. At present, CT is the method of choice for the diagnosis, staging and therapeutic planning of pancreatic tumors for which a multidisciplinary approach is however mandatory.

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