Detecting active inflammation and fibrosis in pediatric Crohn’s disease: prospective evaluation of MR-E and CT-E

@article{Quencer2013DetectingAI,
  title={Detecting active inflammation and fibrosis in pediatric Crohn’s disease: prospective evaluation of MR-E and CT-E},
  author={Keith B Quencer and Katherine Nimkin and Mari Mino-Kenudson and Michael Stanley Gee},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={705-713}
}
Symptoms of Crohn’s disease (CD) can be due to active inflammation or fibrosis. Differentiating these based on clinical presentation, endoscopy, laboratory parameters, and clinical scoring methods can be inaccurate and/or invasive. As therapy decisions are often directed based on whether active disease or fibrosis is present, a reliable and non-invasive test to distinguish these two etiologies would be a powerful clinical tool. CT enterography (CT-E) and MR enterography (MR-E) are two non… CONTINUE READING