Ulrtasound elastography for assessing acute pancreatitis

Ulrtasound elastography for assessing acute pancreatitis

Kabanenko T.H., Khomutova E.Yu.,  Ignatiev Yu.T.

Аcute pancreatitis is an acute inflammation of the pancreas. The patients who have severe acute pancreatitis are more likely to develop complications and have a much higher mortality rate. According to many authors, the outcome of acute pancreatitis is determined by two factors: the volume of destruction (necrosis) and the violation(break) of organ function. The severity of these factors affects the development of severe complications in acute pancreatitis. The main goal of new developments  in ultrasound imaging is to increase the diagnostic criteria for early detection of these complications. Elastography is one of the new developments in ultrasound imaging, which allows characterizing the stiffness of the tissue. The paper represents generalization the results of an analysis of scientific publications examining the qualitative and quantitative criteria for analyzing elastograms that allow one to evaluate the stiffness of the pancreatic parenchyma. Also, the analysis of the publications telling about possibilities of use of ultrasonic elastography in diagnostics of an acute pancreatitis has been conducted


1 - Omsk City Clinical Emergency Hospital No. 2.

2 - Omsk State Medical University.

Omsk, Russia.


Keywords: elastography, point SWE elastography, AFRI, pancreas, acute pancreatitis.

Corresponding author:  Kabanenko T.P., e-mail: Этот e-mail адрес защищен от спам-ботов, для его просмотра у Вас должен быть включен Javascript


For citation: Kabanenko T.H., Khomutova E.Yu.,  Ignatiev Yu.T. Ulrtasound elastography for assessing acute pancreatitis. REJR 2019; 9(1):203-215. DOI:10.21569/2222-7415-2019-9-1-203-215.

Received:        21.01.19 Accepted:       14.02.19