Intest Res.  2015 Jan;13(1):27-38. 10.5217/ir.2015.13.1.27.

Computed Tomography Enterography and Magnetic Resonance Enterography in the Diagnosis of Crohn's Disease

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  • 1Department of Radiology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea. shkim7071@gmail.com

Abstract

Imaging of the small bowel is complicated by its length and its overlapping loops. Recently, however, the development of crosssectional imaging techniques, such as computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) has shifted fundamental paradigms in the diagnosis and management of patients with suspected or known Crohn's disease (CD). CTE and MRE are noninvasive imaging tests that involve the use of intraluminal oral and intravenous contrast agents to evaluate the small bowel. Here, we review recent advances in each cross-sectional imaging modality, their advantages and disadvantages, and their diagnostic performances in the evaluation of small bowel lesions in CD.

Keyword

Tomography, spiral computed; Magnetic resonance imaging; Inflammatory bowel diseases; Crohn disease

MeSH Terms

Contrast Media
Crohn Disease*
Diagnosis*
Humans
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Tomography, Spiral Computed
Contrast Media
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