Cinematic rendering of solid pseudopapillary tumors: Augmenting diagnostics of an increasingly encountered tumor
Taha M. Ahmed MD, Elliot K. Fishman MD, Linda C. Chu MD
Pancreatic solid pseudopapillary tumors (SPTs) are a rare subset of pancreatic neoplasms, accounting for under 2 % of exocrine pancreatic tumors. The incidence of SPTs has shown a significant increase in the past two decades, attributed to heightened cross-sectional imaging utilization. These tumors often present with nonspecific clinical symptoms, making imaging a crucial tool in their detection and diagnosis. Cinematic rendering (CR) is an advanced 3D post-processing technique that generates highly photorealistic realistic images by accurately modeling the interaction of light within the imaged volume. This allows improved visualization of anatomic structures which holds potential to improve diagnostics. In this manuscript we present the first description of CR appearances of SPTs in the reported literature. Through showcasing a range of cases, we highlight the potential of CR in illustrating the diverse imaging characteristics of these unique neoplasms.