Evaluation of Crohn disease activity with magnetic resonance imaging

  title={Evaluation of Crohn disease activity with magnetic resonance imaging},
  author={Francesca Maccioni and Angelo Viscido and Laura Broglia and Marzia Marrollo and Raffaele Masciangelo and Renzo Caprilli and Plinio Rossi},
  journal={Abdominal Imaging},
Background: The purpose of this study was to assess the accuracy of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in evaluating Crohn disease (CD) activity. The intestinal inflammatory activity is usually present in patients under pharmacologic treatment, despite their clinical remission. Methods: Twenty patients with CD, all under pharmacologic treatment, were prospectively studied by MRI at 1.5 T as a periodic control. Positivity of three acute-phase reactants was considered an index of biologic activity… CONTINUE READING


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