Advanced MR Imaging of the Pancreas

Danielle V. Hill, Temel Tirkes

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article


MR imaging can be optimized to evaluate a spectrum of pancreatic disorders with advanced sequences aimed to provide quantitative results and increase MR diagnostic capabilities. The pancreas remains a challenging organ to image because of its small size and location deep within the body. Besides its anatomic limitations, pancreatic pathology can be difficult to identify in the early stages. For example, subtle changes in ductal anatomy and parenchymal composition seen in early chronic pancreatitis are imperceptible with other modalities, such as computed tomography. This article reviews the application of MR imaging techniques and emerging MR sequences used in pancreas imaging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-367
Number of pages15
JournalMagnetic resonance imaging clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2020


  • Diffusion-weighted imaging
  • Extracellular volume
  • MRCP
  • MRI
  • Quantitative imaging
  • T1 mapping

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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