Consortium for the Study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes and Pancreatic Cancer
Magnetic resonance imaging as a non-invasive method for the assessment of pancreatic fibrosis (MINIMAP) Study
Principal Investigators: Temel Tirkes, MD, FSAR, FACR and Evan L Fogel, MD, MSc
Indiana University School of Medicine
Enter the average region of interest measurements of the pancreas in a homogenous part of the gland avoiding vessels, dilated duct, retroperitoneal fat or adjacent bowel loop.
(FF) Fat fraction is calculated from T1 DIXON series fat only and water only images.
(AVR) Arterial-to-venous enhancement ratio is calculated by entering T1-weighted signal during the unenhanced, arterial, and pancreatic venous phases.
(PTD) Pancreatic tail diameter (cm) is measured perpendicular to the pancreatic duct (or axis of the pancreas).
(PDE) Pancreatic ductal elasticity is a parameter necessary to generate CP-SMRI score. PDE is considered “present” if there is increase in pancreatic ductal diameter more than 1 mm during any time point of the post-secretin dynamic phase.