Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Pancreatitis (Acute)

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Population Covered By The Guidance

This pathway provides guidance on the use of imaging to investigate adult patients with suspected acute pancreatitis, including confirming the diagnosis, investigating for underlying etiology and assessing for associated complications.

Date reviewed: May 2018

Date of next review: May 2021

Published: December 2018

Quick User Guide

Move the mouse cursor over the PINK text boxes inside the flow chart to bring up a pop up box with salient points.
Clicking on the PINK text box will bring up the full text.
The relative radiation level (RRL) of each imaging investigation is displayed in the pop up box.

No radiation None 0
Minimal radiation Minimal < 1 millisieverts
Low radiation Low 1-5 mSv
Medium radiation Medium 5-10 mSv
High radiation High >10 mSv

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