Original report. Autoimmune pancreatitis: CT and MR characteristics

Hiroyuki Irie, Hiroshi Honda, Shingo Baba, Toshiro Kuroiwa, Kengo Yoshimitsu, Tsuyoshi Tajima, Makiko Jimi, Toshihiko Sumii, Kouji Masuda

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OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to elucidate the CT and MR imaging characteristics in patents with autoimmune pancreatitis, which is a reversible chronic pancreatitis with an autoimmune cause. CONCLUSION. On CT and MR imaging, a capsulelike rim, which is thought to correspond to an inflammatory process involving peripancreatic tissues, appears to be a characteristic finding of autoimmune pancreatitis. Also, diffuse pancreatic enlargement along with hypointensity on T1-weighted MR images and delayed enhancement on dynamic CT and MR studies are other features of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1323-1327
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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