Magnetic resonance imaging of the small bowel with the true FISP sequence: intra- and interobserver agreement of enteroclysis and imaging without contrast material

BM Wiarda, K Horsthuis, AC Dobben, RWF Geenen, MA Heitbrink, W Moolenaar, Ernst Kuipers, J Stoker

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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. (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)267-273
Number of pages7
JournalClinical Imaging
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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