EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF RADIOLOGY OPEN, vol.3, pp.74-78, 2016 (ESCI)
Purpose: Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease affecting estimated 4 million people worldwide. Therapy stratification of Crohn's disease (CD) is mainly based on the inflammatory activity being assessed by endoscopic biopsy and clinical criteria. Cross-sectional imaging allows for the assessment of structural characteristics of the entire gastrointestinal tract including small bowel loops and may provide potential non-invasive image-based biomarkers for the inflammatory activity of CD. The aim of this study was to explore the predictive value of Computed Tomography-based morphologic patterns for inflammatory activity in CD.