Computed tomography of the pancreas: Three second scanning versus 18 second scanning

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  • Diagnostic accuracy of pancreatic computed tomography (CT) using a 3 s scanner was compared to our previously published results using an 18 s scanner. Technically unsuccessful examinations have decreased to less than 1%. Pancreatic masses were detected prospectively in 83% of patients with pancreatic carcinoma and retrospectively in all such patients. False negative diagnoses of normal pancreas in proven pancreatic carcinoma were reduced fourfold down to 6%. False positive diagnoses of pancreatic carcinoma remained less than 1% but were not significantly reduced compared to our second year's experience using an 18 s scanner. Interpretation errors and errors due to limitations of CT as a diagnostic technique are discussed. © Raven Press, New York.
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  • Levitt RG; Stanley RJ; Sagel SS; Lee JKT; Weyman PJ
  • Start Page

  • 259
  • End Page

  • 267
  • Volume

  • 6
  • Issue

  • 2