Imaging of the pancreas with secretin enhancement

Temel Tirkes, Fatih Akisik, Mark Tann, Numan Cem Balci

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Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography is a noninvasive imaging technique for evaluation of the pancreatic duct and the biliary tree. Secretin is a polypeptide hormone that has numerous physiological effects, including stimulation of the pancreatic secretion of bicarbonate-rich fluid and transient increase in the tone in the sphincter of Oddi. As a result, secretin administration usually results in distention of the pancreatic duct; therefore, visualization of the pancreatic ductal anatomy is often substantially improved. Awareness of its value by referring clinicians and radiologists will increase its use in the future.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-24
Number of pages6
JournalTopics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2009


  • Magnetic
  • MRCP
  • Pancreas
  • Resonance
  • Secretin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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