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Chronic obstructive pancreatitis

Case Study
Prof. Matos, Celso, M.D. Brussels, Erasme Hospital

Patient history

A 44-year-old male addressed for acute abdominal pain and weight loss presented for an MRI examination at Erasme Hospital. He has a history of pulmonary embolism and ongoing anticoagulant therapy.

MR examination

Achieva 3.0T TX was used with the SENSE Torso XL coil. Voxel size 1.2 x 1.6 x 4 mm. MultiTransmit provides high quality diagnostic images in the presence of abdominal collections and ascites in this severely ill patient.

Images

 T2W TSE
T2W TSE

The axial and coronal single-shot respiratory triggered T2-weighted TSE sections show homogeneous signal intensity all over the field-of-view. We noticed the presence of ascites (short arrows in axial) and of a collection with a fluid-fluid level in the duodenal wall (long arrow in axial, asterisk in coronal) related to duodenal hematoma. The pancreatic duct is enlarged and obstructed by a stone (short arrow in coronal).

Diagnosis

Diagnosis was chronic obstructive pancreatitis and duodenal hematoma.

Clinical impact of the Achieva 3.0T TX with MultiTransmit:

MultiTransmit provides high quality diagnostic images in the presence of abdominal collections and ascites in this severely ill patient.

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Case Study
Achieva 3.0T
Release 2, Release 3
Abdomen, Body, MultiTransmit, Oncology, Pancreas, pancreatitis, SENSE Torso XL coil
 

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