Table 1

MRE findings of inflammatory and fibrotic strictures

MRE findingsInflammationFibrosis
Thickened wall and hyperenhancementXX
Delayed hyperenhancementX
Mucosal/layered enhancementX/XX
T2 mural signal intensity (oedema)IncreasedDecreased
Mesenteric fat proliferationXXXX
Increased mesenteric (vasa recta) vascularity (Comb sign)XXXX
Prestenotic dilationXX
  • X - noted/ suggestive of.

  • XX - frequently noted/ very suggestive of.

  • XXX - noted in most cases/ strongly diagnostic of.

  • MRE, magnetic resonance enterography.