Ultrasound in Crohn’s Disease

Author(s): Emma Calabrese, Francesca Zorzi, Francesco Pallone.

Journal Name: Current Drug Targets

Volume 13 , Issue 10 , 2012

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Abstract:

Over the past few years, the technical evolution of ultrasound equipment, the use of oral and intravenous contrast agents, and an increase in the expertise of sonographers has enhanced the role of ultrasonography that plays in the assessment of the gastrointestinal tract. In chronic inflammatory conditions, primarily CD, this technology can be used not only for diagnostic purposes, but it has also been suggested that it could play a role in the management of the disease.

Keywords: Crohn’s disease, Crohn’s disease monitoring, cross sectional imaging, small intestine contrast ultrasonography, ultrasound, sonographer, inflammatory bowel disease, ULTRASOUND EQUIPMENT, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography (CT).

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VOLUME: 13
ISSUE: 10
Year: 2012
Page: [1224 - 1233]
Pages: 10
DOI: 10.2174/138945012802429697
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