CT is preferably used in acute situations to assess inflammation of the pancreas and the associated complications. MRI is used in the diagnosis of pancreatic tumors. In addition to good tissue contrast, MRI also offers the possibility of non-invasive visualization of the pancreatic duct and bile ducts and associated diseases using MRCP. Furthermore, the most recent procedure available is “MRI diffusion imaging”, which provides information on the cell density of different tissues and thus makes it easier to differentiate between tumors and inflammation, e.g. in the pancreas.