Multidetector computed tomographic and magnetic resonance enterography in children: state of the art

TitleMultidetector computed tomographic and magnetic resonance enterography in children: state of the art
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsHammer, M. R., Podberesky D. J., & Dillman J. R.
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Volume51
Issue4
Pagination615-36
Date Published2013 Jul
ISSN1557-8275
KeywordsBowel imaging; Child; children; Computed tomographic enterography; Crohn Disease; Humans; Inflammatory bowel disease; Intestinal Diseases; Magnetic resonance enterography; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Multidetector Computed Tomography; pediatric; Ulcerative colitis
Abstract

Advanced multidetector computed tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging techniques (CT and MR enterography, respectively), designed to provide detailed images of the bowel and mesentery, can be successfully performed in children of all ages, frequently without sedation. Cross-sectional enterography allows for noninvasive diagnosis, detection of various disease-related complications and extraintestinal manifestations, and monitoring of bowel-wall inflammation in pediatric inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). This article provides a contemporary review of CT and MR enterography in the pediatric population, including up-to-date techniques and clinical applications. A range of bowel abnormalities is illustrated, with an emphasis on IBD and its many abdominopelvic manifestations.

DOI10.1016/j.rcl.2013.04.001
Alternate JournalRadiol. Clin. North Am
Refereed DesignationRefereed