Inflammatory bowel disease diagnostic and management algorithms continue to rapidly evolve. This is partly
driven by advanced radiologic techniques that provide objective, non-invasive evaluations. The realms of information
provided by radiology and endoscopy continue to be intertwined. This has led to the question of whether radiologic applications
will continue to expand, and eventually replace endoscopy in inflammatory bowel disease assessments. The likely
outcome, however, will not be replacement, but rather imaging tools that complement endoscopic evaluations to provide
global disease damage and activity scores.
Keywords: CT enterography, Crohn’s disease, IBD diagnosis, MR enterography, small bowel imaging, Inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis, Radiology, ultrasound, assessment methods.
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