Diagnostic accuracy of capsule endoscopy for small bowel Crohn's disease is superior to that of MR enterography or CT enterography.

@article{Jensen2011DiagnosticAO,
  title={Diagnostic accuracy of capsule endoscopy for small bowel Crohn's disease is superior to that of MR enterography or CT enterography.},
  author={Michael D Jensen and Torben Nathan and S\oren R Rafaelsen and Jens E. Kjeldsen},
  journal={Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association},
  year={2011},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={124-9}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Capsule endoscopy (CE) detects small bowel Crohn's disease with greater diagnostic yield than radiologic procedures, although there are concerns that CE has low specificity. We compared the sensitivity and specificity of CE, magnetic resonance imaging enterography (MRE) and computed tomography enterography (CTE) in patients with suspected or newly diagnosed Crohn's disease. METHODS We performed a prospective, blinded study of 93 patients scheduled to undergo ileocolonoscopy… CONTINUE READING
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