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How does a CT scan help dianose EPI?

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It takes special X-rays that show your tissues and blood vessels, along with your bones. You’ll lie on a padded table that slides you up so the machine is over your upper belly. The doctor may take one set of images and then ask you to drink a kind of dye (they’ll call it contrast) to get a better picture of the area. A basic scan takes about 10-15 minutes, but if you need contrast, you’ll be there longer.

From: Why Is EPI Hard to Diagnose? WebMD Medical Reference

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Cleveland Clinic: “Disease and Conditions, Fecal elastase test.”

Dominguez-Munoz, J. , June 2011. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency,” “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

Medscape: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Clinical Presentation,” “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Seen but Not Recognized?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trypsinogen (blood).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography/Pancreatography (MRCP).”

The Pancreas Center: “Non-Invasive Tests.”

FARE: “Shellfish.”

St. Michael’s: “Medical Imagine: CT (CAT) Scan.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic: “Disease and Conditions, Fecal elastase test.”

Dominguez-Munoz, J. , June 2011. Gastroenterology & Hepatology

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency,” “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

The National Pancreas Foundation: “Pancreas Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS).”

Medscape: “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Clinical Presentation,” “Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency: Seen but Not Recognized?”

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Trypsinogen (blood).”

RadiologyInfo.org: “Magnetic Resonance Cholangiography/Pancreatography (MRCP).”

The Pancreas Center: “Non-Invasive Tests.”

FARE: “Shellfish.”

St. Michael’s: “Medical Imagine: CT (CAT) Scan.”

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on December 14, 2018

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