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Figure 2-6 Magnetic resonance images of a patient with acute pancreatitis. The Tj -weighted image (A) shows a mildly enlarged body and tail of the pancreas. The T2 -weighted image (B), at the same anatomic level, shows increased signal intensity of the body and tail of the pancreas, consistent with acute pancreatitis.

Figure 2-6 Magnetic resonance images of a patient with acute pancreatitis. The Tj -weighted image (A) shows a mildly enlarged body and tail of the pancreas. The T2 -weighted image (B), at the same anatomic level, shows increased signal intensity of the body and tail of the pancreas, consistent with acute pancreatitis.

TABLE 2-9 -- Modified Glasgow Criteria

During Initial 48 hr

Blood glucose >180 mg/dl White blood cell count >15,000 cell/mm3 Serum lactic dehydrogenase >600 IU/l Blood urea nitrogen >46 mg/dl Serum calcium fall to <8 mg/dl Arterial PO2 <60 mmHg

Serum albumin <3.3 g/dl

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