Characterization of Pancreas in Sudanese Population Using Computerized Tomography
International Journal of Medical Imaging
Volume 2, Issue 5, September 2014, Pages: 119-124
Received: Mar. 1, 2014; Accepted: May 9, 2014; Published: Sep. 30, 2014
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Afraa Siddig Hassan, Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Medical Radiological Science, Khartoum, Sudan
Caroline Edward Ayad, Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Medical Radiological Science, Khartoum, Sudan
Tag Eldeen Mohammed Ebrahim, Modern Medical Centre, Khartoum, Sudan
Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla, Sudan University of Science and Technology, College of Medical Radiological Science, Khartoum, Sudan
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Abstract
Normal pancreas has variable sizes therefore this study was conducted to define the normal pancreatic size and CT number for Sudanese to establish a local reference value. A total number of 241 Sudanese subjects were included in the study, 161 (66.8%) were males and 80 (33.2%) were females, their mean ages were 40.6 ± 16.1; all were examined using cross-sectional computerized tomography (CT) imaging for abdomen. The subject’s ages and gender were recorded and the body characteristics including height, weight, BMI, abdomen circumference (AC), were evaluated and correlated with pancreas size and CT number. This study revealed that the head of pancreas size was 27.9 ± 4.5 mm, the body was 23.1 ± 3.7mm, and tail was 19.0 ± 3.1mm, while the CT number (Hounsfield unit) was 59.1 ± 14, 57.3 ± 12.6 and 55.2 ± 13.1 respectively. Also the study showed a significant relation between the pancreas size, pancreas CT number, age, and AC at (p˂0.05).
Keywords
Pancreas Measurement, CT scan, CT Number
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Afraa Siddig Hassan, Caroline Edward Ayad, Tag Eldeen Mohammed Ebrahim, Elsafi Ahmed Abdalla, Characterization of Pancreas in Sudanese Population Using Computerized Tomography, International Journal of Medical Imaging. Vol. 2, No. 5, 2014, pp. 119-124. doi: 10.11648/j.ijmi.20140205.15
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