Preparation, Technique, and Imaging of Computed Tomography/Magnetic Resonance Enterography

Min Ju Kim

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    Abstract

    CT enterography and magnetic resonance (MR) enterography are widely used imaging modalities used to examine the small bowel. These radiologic tests are distinguished from routine abdominopelvic CT and MRI by the oral ingestion of a large amount of neutral contrast to distend the small bowel before scanning. For achievement of high quality, diagnostic images and proper technique are required. Conducted protocols still vary in patient preparation, enteric contrast, and CT and MRI acquisition sequences, resulting in heterogeneous diagnostic accuracy. The purpose of this article is to review the processes and techniques that optimize CT/MR enterography for patients with suspected Crohn's disease or other small bowel diseases.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)86-93
    Number of pages8
    JournalThe Korean journal of gastroenterology = Taehan Sohwagi Hakhoe chi
    Volume75
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 25

    Keywords

    • Diagnostic imaging
    • Intestine, small
    • Magnetic resonance imaging
    • Multidetector computed tomography

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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