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Small bowel imaging in Crohn's disease
  1. Helen Bungay
  1. Correspondence to Dr Helen Bungay, Department of Radiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headley Way, Headington, Oxon OX3 9DU, UK; helen.bungay{at}


Imaging of Crohn's disease of the small bowel is gradually moving away from barium fluoroscopy and towards cross-sectional modalities. This review explores the strengths and limitations of various techniques, and focuses on several current questions in small bowel imaging, such as the comparison between oral ingestion or nasojejunal intubation and enteroclysis for introduction of contrast, the use of computerised tomography (CT) versus magnetic resonance (MR) and the likely changes over the next decade.

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  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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