MR enteroclysis is becoming a very important imaging modality in the workup and follow-up of small bowel diseases. The technique has many advantages, including the absence of ionizing radiation, ability to control luminal distension, superior tissue characterization, multiplanar capabilities, and mural and extramural visualization. These capabilities can be obtained with a simple protocol showing excellent agreement with conventional enteroclysis. In 29 (18 with new or known Crohn's disease) of the 50 patients pathology was detected, with a very good clinical correlation. In 14 patients MR enteroclysis data altered the therapeutic strategy. This contributes to the acceptance of this modality as a primary tool in small bowel diseases.

Crohn's disease, Enteroclysis, Magnetic resonance, Small bowel,
Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Department of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Wiarda, B.M, Kuipers, E.J, Houdijk, L.P.J, & Tuynman, H. (2005). MR enteroclysis: Imaging technique of choice in diagnosis of small bowel diseases. Digestive Diseases and Sciences, 50(6), 1036–1040. doi:10.1007/s10620-005-2700-z