What is a somatostatinoma?

According to the wellness website Healthline, a somatostatinoma is a rare type of neuroendocrine tumor that grows in the pancreas and sometimes the small bowel. A neuroendocrine tumor is one that is made up of hormone-producing cells. These hormone-producing cells are called islet cells. The pancreas is a long flattened gland located deep in the belly (abdomen). The pancreas is a … Read More

Learn more about MRCP

Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is a special type of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) exam that produces detailed images of the hepatobiliary and pancreatic systems, including the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct. Physicians use MRCP to: examine diseases of the liver, gallbladder, bile ducts, pancreas and pancreatic duct. These may include tumors, stones, inflammation or infection. evaluate patients … Read More