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Feasibility of Measuring Human Pancreatic Perfusion In Vivo Using Imaging Techniques.
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PMID:  21562446     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE:: The objective of this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of pancreatic perfusion computed tomography (CT) and review pancreatic perfusion measurements by various imaging modalities. METHODS:: Dynamic CT data from 8 patients (4 men; mean age, 64.8 [SD, 12.1] years; range, 40-80 years) with normal pancreas were analyzed using 2 analytical models: the maximum-slope and compartment-model methods. Literature search was also performed. RESULTS:: Although the perfusion value estimated by the maximum-slope method (88.1 [SD, 42.1] mL/min per 100 mL) was significantly smaller than that of the compartment-model method (127.0 [SD, 70.5]; P < 0.001), there was a linear correlation between them (r = 0.97, P < 0.001). In the literature review, 15 studies that reported the absolute values of normal pancreatic perfusion, by using perfusion CT, dynamic magnetic resonance imaging, hydrogen gas clearance method, and O-H2O-positron emission tomography were found. The reported mean values of normal pancreatic perfusion ranged from 38.4 to 356 mL/min per 100 mL, and there was a great deal of individual variation. CONCLUSIONS:: Perfusion CT may provide reliable perfusion measurements of the pancreas, and the normal value was estimated at around 100 mL/min per 100 mL with a great deal of individual variation. The maximum-slope method may provide a lower perfusion value compared with the compartment-model method.
Yoshito Tsushima; Masaya Miyazaki; Ayako Taketomi-Takahashi; Keigo Endo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pancreas     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1536-4828     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8608542     Medline TA:  Pancreas     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, Gunma University Hospital, Gunma, Japan.
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