Document Type : Research Article
Aim: The aim of the present study was to determine value of MR Enterography in small bowel disease and to correlate the findings with endoscopy, histopathology and laboratory findings.
Methods: The present study was conducted Department of Radiodiagnosis at Aster CMI Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka. The study population was patient who came to Aster CMI OPD with bowel complaints from January 2019 to December 2019. Patients who were admitted in the ward, patients who came to OPD with recurrent episodes colicky abdominal pain, diarrhoea, weight loss and anaemia were enrolled in the study.
Results: In the present study, minimum age was 15 and maximum age was 79 years of age. There were 35 (70%) males in the present study as compared to females 15 (30%). Among 50 total subjects, 13 subjects have normal MR enterography study and 37 subjects have abnormal MR enterography findings. In the present study, 74% were abnormal and 26% were normal. In the present study, among 40 patients having abnormality, diagnosis made in MR enterography are Crohn’s disease in 31 patients (62% of total subjects), Nonspecific imaging findings in 2 patients (4%), Ulcerative colitis in 2 patients (4%), Polyps in 2 patients (4%), Celiac disease in 2 patients (4%) and TB in 1 patient (2%).
Conclusion: MR enterography is a great problem-solving diagnostic imaging modality in patients suspected to have small bowel disease. Particularly young subjects with chronic symptoms, MR enterography is modality of choice as there is no radiation risk involved. As patients often refuse invasive procedure as a screening tool, MR enterography can be used as a screening tool in those patients.