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MASSIMO MIDIRI

MRI Enteroclysis and Enterography

  • Authors: LO RE, G.; Vernuccio, F.; Rabita, F.; Picone, D.; LA TONA, G.; Salerno, S.; Galia, M.; Midiri, M.
  • Publication year: 2015
  • Type: Capitolo o Saggio (Capitolo o saggio)
  • Key words: Medicine (all)
  • OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/202659

Abstract

Magnetic Resonance is actually the most complete and less invasive imaging technique in the evaluation of Crohn’s disease. Compared to Computed Tomography and Ultrasound, Magnetic Resonance allows both a morphological and qualitative evaluation of the disease at the same time, thus allowing an evaluation of its extension in the gastrointestinal tract and of its grade of activity, obtaining an accurate relation with the clinical status of the patient. This is possible thanks to its intrinsic characteristics, as multiplanarity, high contrast resolution, and the possibility to make a functional assessment; moreover, there is no use of ionizing radiation. For all these reasons, this technique has a high diagnostic potential.