Crohn disease of the small bowel: Comparison of CT enterography
, MR enterography
, and small-bowel follow-through as diagnostic techniques.
CE was preferred to barium enterography
by 92% of patients.
If no stricture was found, video capsule endoscopy and CT enterography
were performed in varying order.
Because segmental mural hyper-enhancement is associated with histologic inflammation, (4) CT enterography
can be used to detect small-bowel, Crohn's-related inflammation.
MR and CT enterography
in Crohn's disease demonstrate equivalent rates of detecting active disease and complications.
The multiplanar capabilities of MDCT, along with the development of neutral enteric contrast agents, has facilitated the development of CT enterography
as a useful tool for detailed characterization of inflammatory diseases and improved detection of small-bowel neoplasms.
Publishing ID M1889 * "Diagnosing Small Bowel (SB) Crohn's Disease (CD): Video Capsule Endoscopy (VCE) and CT Enterography
(CTE) Lead the Way; Small Bowel Follow Through (SBFT) Less Helpful.
Lombardo continued, "Another highlight this quarter was a continuing flow of positive research results for VoLumen in the field of CT enterography
for inflammatory bowel disease.
Therefore, if multiphase CT enterography
(MpCTE) is performed between bleeding episodes, it will be falsely negative.
Since the CT examination is optimized in technique and use of oral contrast to evaluate the enteric system, it is usually referred to as CT enterography
NASDAQ:EZEM) today announced that results of a study presented at the 2005 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting show that computed tomography enterography
(CTE) is superior to capsule endoscopy in detecting Crohn's Disease in the small bowel as measured by specificity and overall accuracy, and provided comparable sensitivity.
The researchers evaluated the sensitivity, specificity and accuracy of CT Enterography
(CTE) with Volumen(R)-- E-Z-EM's newest low Houndsfield value (LHV) oral contrast for Multidetector CT (MDCT) and PET/CT studies -- with ileocolonoscopy (IC), capsule endoscopy (CE), and small bowel follow-through (SBFT) in the diagnosis of Crohn's disease in the small bowel.