Can MR Enterography and Diffusion-Weighted Imaging Predict Disease Activity Assessed by Simple Endoscopic Score for Crohn's Disease?


Soydan L., Demir A. A. , Ozer S., Ozkara S.

JOURNAL OF THE BELGIAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGY, vol.103, no.1, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 103 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.5334/jbsr.1521
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE BELGIAN SOCIETY OF RADIOLOGY

Abstract

Purpose: Monitoring Crohn's disease (CD) activity has a crucial importance, especially for evaluating treatment efficacy. Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) or their combination may represent potential non-invasive tools for this purpose. This study aimed to examine DWI and MRE for their potential to differentiate between different grades of ileocolonic CD activity.