Transabdominal ultrasonography as the primary investigation in patients with suspected Crohn's disease or recurrence: a prospective study.

@article{Sheridan1993TransabdominalUA,
  title={Transabdominal ultrasonography as the primary investigation in patients with suspected Crohn's disease or recurrence: a prospective study.},
  author={Maria B Sheridan and David A Nicholson and Derrick F. Martin},
  journal={Clinical radiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={402-4}
}
Traditionally, patients with suspected or known and possible recurrent Crohn's disease have been investigated by small bowel barium radiology, which incurs a relatively high radiation dose. Despite patient selection a significant number have a normal barium examination. A prospective study was performed to evaluate the use of transabdominal ultrasound as the initial investigation in these two groups. One hundred and twenty-seven patients were examined, including 31 with a previous history of… CONTINUE READING

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