Noninvasive diagnosis of small bowel Crohn's disease: direct comparison of bowel sonography and magnetic resonance enterography.

@article{Castiglione2013NoninvasiveDO,
  title={Noninvasive diagnosis of small bowel Crohn's disease: direct comparison of bowel sonography and magnetic resonance enterography.},
  author={Fabiana Castiglione and Pier Paolo Mainenti and Giovanni Domenico De Palma and Anna Testa and Luigi Bucci and Giuseppe Pesce and Luigi Camera and Maria Diaferia and Matilde Rea and Nicola Caporaso and Marco Salvatore and Antonio Rispo},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  year={2013},
  volume={19 5},
  pages={
          991-8
        }
}
BACKGROUND The diagnosis of small bowel Crohn's disease (CD) is performed by ileocolonoscopy, whereas the assessment of its extension can be achieved by radiologic studies or, noninvasively, by magnetic resonance (MR) enterography and bowel sonography (BS). However, few comparative studies exist directly comparing the diagnostic accuracy of BS and MRI. The aim of this study was to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of BS and MRI for the diagnosis of small bowel CD. METHODS We prospectively… CONTINUE READING
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