MRI and CT are both highly accurate when it comes to detecting Crohn’s disease.
Both MRI and CT are highly accurate when it comes to detecting Crohn’s disease in the small intestine, and MRI can be the go-to modality when radiation exposure is an issue—as can be the case due to the repetitive imaging that’s often indicated for managing this chronic inflammatory bowel disease.
The conclusions are from a meta-analysis of the literature conducted at the University of South China in Hunan Province.Academic Radiology published the findings online June 5.
Wenhong Liu, MD, and colleagues systematically searched PubMed, Elsevier, ScienceDirect, Karger, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library and Springer for studies in which CT or MRI were evaluated to assess small-bowel Crohn’s.
Focusing their analysis on 21 studies involving 913 patients, they found no significant differences in performance between the two modalities.
“[A]lthough each technique has its own unique advantages and limitations in clinical practice, these modalities are equally highly accurate techniques in assessing small-bowel Crohn’s disease in the present meta-analysis,” the authors write.
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