Necrotizing pancreatitis


CT reveals non-enhancement of pancreatic body and tail, indicating pancreatic necrosis.  

The chief role of CT imaging in acute pancreatitis is to look for complications and hence imaging advised 48-72 hours after presentation.  If the clinical information permits, a multi-phase pancreatic study is recommended to best illustrate necrosis, in addition to other potential complications, such as peri-pancreatic collection, abscess, and pseudoaneurysm.