Purpose: This study aimed to determine the reliability of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) without luminal contrast medium versus MR enteroclysis for evaluating small bowel pathology, to compare MRI and MRE findings per observer, and to compare these findings with those of an expert reader in order to determine the influence of luminal contrast medium on morphological evaluations. Conclusion: The use of luminal contrast medium bowel improves reliability for measuring bowel wall thickness and for the diagnosis and grading of obstruction when evaluating the small bowel.

Enteroclysis, Gastrointestinal radiology, Inflammatory small bowel disease, Magnetic resonance imaging, Small bowel
dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinimag.2008.11.005, hdl.handle.net/1765/24306
Clinical Imaging
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Wiarda, B.M, Horsthuis, K, Dobben, A.C, Geenen, R.W.F, Heitbrink, M.A, Moolenaar, W, … Stoker, J. (2009). Magnetic resonance imaging of the small bowel with the true FISP sequence: intra- and interobserver agreement of enteroclysis and imaging without contrast material. Clinical Imaging, 33(4), 267–273. doi:10.1016/j.clinimag.2008.11.005