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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [2]


Imaging using MRI has some advantages over the use of CT. One of the advantages is that there is less of a chance of contrast induced nephropathy. In additions, the organs and vessels can be visualized better, and it is easier to distinguish between mild and severe pancreatitis.



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