It is well known and recognized that relying solely on the clinical symptoms at initial diagnosis as well as during the cause of the disease in the symptomatic and also asymptomatic patients bares the danger of under- as well as overtreating as symptoms often do not reflect the current disease status. Therefore, at different time points of the disease, specific attention must be given to various imaging modalities to optimize the IBD treatment. The following chapter will focus on the different imaging options and suggest algorithms on when to apply which method.
KeywordsImaging Intestinal ultrasound Endoscopy Magnetic resonance enterography Pelvic MR
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