Ultrasounds May Help Diagnose Pancreatic Insufficiency in Children

Ultrasounds May Help Diagnose Pancreatic Insufficiency in Children

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Ultrasounds May Help Diagnose Pancreatic Insufficiency in Children

A non-invasive ultrasound imaging technique may be able to detect changes in the pancreas of children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and aid in an early diagnosis of exocrine pancreatic insufficiency, or EPI — which occurs when the pancreas doesn’t make enough digestive enzymes — a Turkish study suggests. The method, called point shear wave elastography, is both easy to perform and not expensive, according to scientists. It could help improve patients’ outcomes, they said, noting…

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