Computed tomography enterography
, magnetic resonance enterography
, angiography, and nuclear medicine.
Magnetic resonance enterography
(MRE) is an excellent modality for assessing IBD because it demonstrates a greater ability to depict submucosal pathology in comparison to other diagnostic modalities.
CT, ultrasonography, small intestinal passage films, and MR enterography
may reveal the typical signs of midgut volvulus.
These advantages often outweigh the disadvantage of the relatively long time it takes to perform MR enterography
and increased cost relative to CT [11, 12].
Cross-sectional imaging results prior to VCE were available in 3 of the 8 CD patients, all of which were standard computed tomography of the abdomen without a specific enterography
The pili structure of the jejunum and ileum was normal in MRI enterography
. Endoscopy findings and pathologic investigations were compatible with CD.
study with contrast injection in the arterial phase showed a suspicious soft tissue lesion containing multiple tiny spots of calcification and vascular components in the proximal part of the jejunum (figure 1).
and enteroclysis are two advanced cross-sectional modalities that improved the sensitivity in detected small bowel tumors.
Further workup for these indications is ongoing with CT enterography
Computerized tomography enterography
(CTE) and Magnetic resonance enterography
(MRE) are complementary diagnostic tools in the work-up of patients with CD as both can identify pathological processes in deeper layers of the bowel and extraintestinal findings and evaluate the entire GI tract.
Additional questions also addressed wait times for a new probable IBD referral to be seen by a pediatric gastroenterologist, to undergo diagnostic endoscopy, colonoscopy, and magnetic resonance enterography
(MRE) after their first meeting with the pediatric gastroenterologists and to receive pathology reports for biopsy sample analysis.
However, computerized tomography scans and a magnetic resonance enterography
(MRE) failed to demonstrate abnormalities.