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MR and CT Imaging Techniques of the Bowel

  • Flavius F. GuglielmoEmail author
  • Christopher G. Roth
  • Donald G. Mitchell
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Abstract

MR and CT enterography play an integral role in managing patients with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), non-IBD enteritis, small bowel and mesenteric masses, intermittent or low-grade small bowel obstruction, obscure gastrointestinal bleeding, and celiac disease. However, to facilitate optimal interpretation, high-quality state-of-the-art imaging is necessary. In this chapter, we provide a detailed review of the techniques for performing both MR and CT enterography. The authors have implemented these MR and CT protocols on a variety of MR and CT clinical scanners.

Keywords

MR enterography protocol MR enterography technique MR enterography pulse sequences CT enterography protocol CT enterography technique Enteric contrast agents Antiperistaltic agents Bowel peristalsis Enterography indications Crohn’s disease 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Flavius F. Guglielmo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Christopher G. Roth
    • 1
  • Donald G. Mitchell
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyThomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA

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