Which imaging studies are performed in the workup of pancreatic cancer?

Updated: Oct 02, 2020
  • Author: Tomislav Dragovich, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: N Joseph Espat, MD, MS, FACS  more...
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Imaging studies that aid in the diagnosis of pancreatic cancer include the following:

  • CT scanning

  • Transcutaneous ultrasonography

  • Endoscopic ultrasonography

  • Magnetic resonance imaging

  • Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography

  • Positron emission tomography scanning

See Workup for more detail.

See also Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma Imaging: What You Need to Know, a Critical Images slideshow, to help identify which imaging studies to use to identify and evaluate this disease.

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