Multidetector computed tomographic and magnetic resonance enterography in children. State of the art.

Matthew R. Hammer, Daniel J. Podberesky, Jonathan R. Dillman

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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 allages, 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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-636
Number of pages22
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013



  • Bowel imaging
  • Children
  • Computed tomographic enterography
  • Crohn disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Magnetic resonance enterography
  • Pediatric
  • Ulcerative colitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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