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New Keys to Diagnostic Procedures: MRI, CT and Endoscopy

MRI Enterography: The Future of Small Bowel Diagnostics?

Feuerbach S.

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Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Institut für Röntgendiagnostik, Regensburg, Germany

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Abstract of New Keys to Diagnostic Procedures: MRI, CT and Endoscopy

Published online: September 30, 2010
Issue release date: October 2010

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DDI

Abstract

MRI plays an increasing role in small bowel imaging of Crohn’s disease. MR enterography (MRE) without nasojejunal intubation and radiation exposure offers similar results compared to MR enteroclysis (with intubation) and should be therefore the preferred method. Sensitivity and specificity is comparable to that of CT enterography. Capsule endoscopy is obviously superior to MRE in detecting superficial lesions, but this is limited to the mucosa and stenosis has to be excluded before examination using imaging, like MRE. There are no convincing studies in the literature regarding assessment of disease activity with imaging. Moreover, there is no consensus in the literature about a suitable reference standard.

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Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of New Keys to Diagnostic Procedures: MRI, CT and Endoscopy

Published online: September 30, 2010
Issue release date: October 2010

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 0
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0257-2753 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9875 (Online)

For additional information: https://www.karger.com/DDI


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