ROLE OF MR ENTEROGRAPHY IN SMALL BOWEL DISEASES

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Aim of the study: The purpose of this study was to evaluate benefits of MR enterography in diagnosing and characterizing small bowel disease.

Study Design: Prospective observational study Materials and methods This prospective observational study was done in Barnard Institute of Radiology, Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital, Chennai with a sample size of50 patients after getting a written consent from all the patients .MR Enterography was done for all the patients ,and diagnosed were followed with histopathology. Results: MR enterography had a sensitivity- 92.30% specificity-91.66% in detecting small as well large bowel lesion and sensitivity- 77.77% specificity-97.56% in detecting chrons disesase with more detailed information on the charecterization of the lesion .

Conclusion : MR enterography is an excellent modality that has adequate transmural visualization of the small bowel and provides sufficient information about etiology, distribution, exact location, activity, and complications of the disease. Thus, MR enterography will be the method of choice for the noninvasive evaluation of small bowel disorders.

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