CT enterography

Joel Garland Fletcher, Amy B. Kolbe, David H. Bruining

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

1 Scopus citations

Abstract

CT enterography (CTE) has become a key component for the diagnosis and management of small intestinal diseases and lesions. As a radiologic modality designed to optimize visualization of the small bowel and surrounding structures, it can be utilized for an extremely diverse set of indications. CTE in adult and pediatric Crohn’s disease patients can detect active inflammation, stricturing disease, and penetrating complications, and assess response to medical therapy. It can also demonstrate extraintestinal inflammatory bowel disease manifestations and alternate etiologies for a patient’s symptoms of abdominal pain or diarrhea. Additional CTE applications include the diagnosis of small bowel tumors and vascular lesions in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. These features have made CTE a vital tool in the clinician’s small bowel imaging armamentarium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopy in Small Bowel Disorders
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages37-63
Number of pages27
ISBN (Print)9783319144153, 9783319144146
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

Keywords

  • Crohn’s disease
  • CT enterography (CTE)
  • Inflammation
  • Lesions
  • Medical therapy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Penetrating complications
  • Small bowel
  • Stricturing disease
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'CT enterography'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Fletcher, J. G., Kolbe, A. B., & Bruining, D. H. (2015). CT enterography. In Endoscopy in Small Bowel Disorders (pp. 37-63). Springer International Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-14415-3_4