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Radiology Coding Alert

What is Pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is an inflammation in the pancreatic tissues. “When the pancreas is inflamed, the enzymes inside it attack and damage the tissues that produce them,” says Christy Hembree, CPC, Team Leader, Summit Radiology Services, Cartersville, GA. Under physiological conditions, these enzymes are activated in the small intestines. Pancreatitis may span for days to a few weeks when it is called [...]