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CT Enterography: Small Bowel Imaging That Impacts Patient Management

  • Joel G. Fletcher

Abstract

Computed tomography (CT) enterography and CT enteroclysis are widely performed small bowel examinations that are now widely available at many medical institutions. Their routine use and availability has impacted the understanding and management of patients with Crohn’s disease and obscure gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding. The purpose of this chapter is to review patient preparation and CT acquisition for CT enterography, highlight salient features of imaging interpretation, emphasize the clinical benefit of cross-sectional CT imaging to the care of patients with Crohn’s disease and obscure GI bleeding, and emphasize the complimentary role CT plays with other imaging modalities, such as magnetic resonance (MR) enterography and capsule endoscopy, in the care of these patients.

Keywords

Small Bowel Carcinoid Tumor Compute Tomography Colonography Magnetic Resonance Enterography Small Bowel Tumor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joel G. Fletcher
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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