Characterization of pancreatic metastases from primary lung cancer using magnetic resonance imaging



      To evaluate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of pancreatic metastases secondary to primary lung cancers.

      Materials and Methods

      Eleven cases included T1-weighted, T2-weighted, and spectral presaturation attenuated inversion recovery T2-weighted images.


      Of the 21 total pancreatic lesions evaluated, 10 exhibited a peripheral rim of high signal intensity, 9 displayed a homogeneous signal intensity, and 2 lesions demonstrated a heterogeneous pattern of contrast enhancement.


      Limitations in evaluating pancreatic metastases by MR imaging require definitive diagnoses to rely on both clinical data and MR imaging.


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