Diagnostic imaging in Crohn's disease: what is the new gold standard?

  title={Diagnostic imaging in Crohn's disease: what is the new gold standard?},
  author={Fatima Dambha and J. Tanner and Nicholas R. Carroll},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical gastroenterology},
  volume={28 3},
Historically Barium and isotope studies been used for imaging of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) but carry risk of radiation exposure. Use of Barium is declining resulting in fewer radiologists that have the necessary expertise. Isotopes studies lack anatomical definition but 18F - fludeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) shows promise in accurate assessment of disease compared to endoscopy. Computerised tomography (CT) is particularly useful in assessment of complications of… CONTINUE READING
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