All patients with acute pancreatitis need transabdominal ultrasound, experts say

09/7/2013 | Healio

The American College of Gastroenterology has released new standards for diagnosing and managing acute pancreatitis. The guidelines call for two of three diagnostic criteria -- pain, imaging data and serum amylase or lipase levels -- to guide the diagnosis and recommend transabdominal ultrasound for all patients diagnosed with the condition.

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