Interventional ultrasonography (US) is often used for the diagnosis and therapy of pancreatic pathologies, and its diffusion has definitely modified the diagnostic and therapeutic management of some diseases. US is particularly suitable for targeting percutaneous pancreatic interventional procedures and important technical features contribute to this result. First of all, US is dynamic, and thus the ongoing procedure can be continually monitored. Then, the high spatial resolution achieved by US imaging in recent years, its speed and availability and the low-cost of the technique, together with the technical features, have led to an ever-increasing use of US in pancreatic interventional procedures. This article will review the application of US as guide of diagnostic and interventional procedures in the different pancreatic pathologies.
|Titolo:||Ultrasonography of the pancreas. 5. Interventional procedures|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2007|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01.01 Articolo in Rivista|