What radiological study is performed to evaluate the small bowel in patients with pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) [2] and computed tomography enterography (CTE) are increasingly being used for evaluation of the small bowel. Both modalities are as sensitive and specific as SBFT for detection of small bowel inflammation and may be more accurate for detection of extraenteric complications, including fistulae and abscesses. [3] MRE is a particularly attractive option because of the lack of radiation exposure.


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