Review our experience using enterography study (MRE) in patients with Crohn disease (CD).
Make a brief review of the literature regarding the most common findings and MRE other indications.
CD is a complex pathologic process with an unpredictable relapsing course.
Despite the most common segment affected,
the small bowel (SB) is the least accessible with endoscopic techniques (ET).
Findings and procedure details
We made 283 MRE during the last two years in our department.
The most common indication and region affected were Crohn Disease staging (57 % ),
and terminal ileum (46 %) respectively.
The prototype patient were young female patients. Other common indications were indeterminate findings at ET,
and low grade obstruction (LGO). Unenhanced T2-weighted MR imaging and gadolinium-enhanced fat-suppressed T1- weighted MR are critical for characterizing wall thickening and identifying...
MRE is an excellent resource for bowel study,
with a definite aplication in inflammatory disease
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