This is the first in a series of 3 medical graphics articles featuring the arterial anatomy of the pancreas as depicted on computed tomography images. This arterial anatomy is important in clinical practice because it represents a road map of the routes of tumor spread by ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas.
Abbreviations: ASPDA-anterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery, CT-computed tomography, CT-angio-computed tomography-angiography, IPDA-inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery, PIPDA-posterior inferior pancreaticoduodenal artery, PSPDA-posterior superior pancreaticoduodenal artery, SPDA-superior pancreaticoduodenal artery
From the *Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ; and †Anatom-e Information Systems, Houston, TX.
Received for publication February 12, 2010; accepted February 22, 2010.
Reprints: Joseph M. Collins, MD, Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, 13400 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85259 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors have no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Dr Collins identified and mapped the 3-dimensional course of the pancreatic arteries and is responsible for any errors in their anatomical depiction.