What is the role of radionucleotide scanning in the diagnosis and management Crohn disease?

Updated: Jul 26, 2019
  • Author: Leyla J Ghazi, MD; Chief Editor: Praveen K Roy, MD, AGAF  more...
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Radionucleotide scanning may be helpful in assessing the severity and extent of the disease in patients who are too ill to undergo colonoscopy or barium studies. [68, 69, 70] However, nuclear imaging studies are not the tests of choice: MRI, CT, and endoscopic examination of the mucosa for active disease are preferred.


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