Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging Indian Journal of Radiology and Imaging

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Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 173--184

Magnetic resonance enterography: A stepwise interpretation approach and role of imaging in management of adult Crohn's disease


Roopa Ram, David Sarver, Tarun Pandey, Carey L Guidry, Kedar R Jambhekar 
 Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Roopa Ram
Department of Radiology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, W. Markham Street, Little Rock, Arkansas - 72205
USA

Crohn's disease (CD) is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that often requires frequent imaging of patients in order to detect active disease and other complications related to disease activity. While endoscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis, it may be contraindicated in some patients and has a limited role in detecting deep submucosal/mesenteric diseases and intra abdominal complications. In recent years, magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) has evolved as a noninvasive, radiation free imaging modality in the evaluation of patients with CD. This review article will focus on role of MRE in imaging patients with CD with emphasis on technical considerations, systematic image interpretation, differential diagnoses, and the role of imaging in deciding treatment options for patients.


How to cite this article:
Ram R, Sarver D, Pandey T, Guidry CL, Jambhekar KR. Magnetic resonance enterography: A stepwise interpretation approach and role of imaging in management of adult Crohn's disease.Indian J Radiol Imaging 2016;26:173-184


How to cite this URL:
Ram R, Sarver D, Pandey T, Guidry CL, Jambhekar KR. Magnetic resonance enterography: A stepwise interpretation approach and role of imaging in management of adult Crohn's disease. Indian J Radiol Imaging [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Apr 6 ];26:173-184
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