Pancreas test process

The pancreatic examination process - the pancreas is best examined on an empty stomach, but even then it is often not possible to use imaging (especially ultrasound) to see the whole pancreas.

An abdominal ultrasound, CT or MRI scan are painless, relatively sensitive and specific examination methods.

A pancreasinstrumented examination involves swallowing a thin fibre-optic endoscope, which is used to epe- and pancreasthe permeability of the pipeline can be tested and, if necessary, a therapeutic intervention can be carried out.

The test is quite stressful and uncomfortable, but it can sometimes be an alternative to an even higher risk surgery, thanks to the therapeutic intervention option.

Some types of functional tests require a thin probe to be swallowed, others do not.