Kayhan A, Oommen J, Dahi F, Oto A. Magnetic resonance enterography in Crohn’s disease: Standard and advanced techniques. World J Radiol 2010; 2(4): 113-121
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Magnetic resonance enterography in Crohn’s disease: Standard and advanced techniques
Arda Kayhan, Jacob Oommen, Farid Dahi, Aytekin Oto
Arda Kayhan, Jacob Oommen, Farid Dahi, Aytekin Oto, Department of Radiology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, United States
Author contributions: Kayhan A wrote the article; Oommen J and Oto A collected the patients in clinics (data collection); Oommen J organized the figures; Dahi F searched and organized the references; Oto A revised the article.
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Received: March 4, 2010 Revised: March 30, 2010 Accepted: April 12, 2010 Published online: April 28, 2010
Crohn’s disease (CD) is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects mainly young people. The clinical management is based on the Crohn’s Disease Activity Index and especially on biologic parameters with or without additional endoscopic and imaging procedures, such as barium and computed tomography examinations. Recently, magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been a promising diagnostic radiologic technique with lack of ionizing radiation, enabling superior tissue contrast resolution due to new pulse-sequence developments. Therefore, MR enterography has the potential to become the modality of choice for imaging the small bowel in CD patients.