Computed tomography enteroclysis: a review.
Summary of "Computed tomography enteroclysis: a review."
Computed tomography (CT) enteroclysis is being performed routinely for evaluation of suspected small bowel diseases. The availability of multidetector CT scanners has further increased the diagnostic yield of enteroclysis. There is excellent depiction of small bowel wall pathology on CT enteroclysis especially with use of negative enteric contrast. We discuss the CT enteroclysis technique and procedure along with the imaging spectrum of some common small bowel pathologies.
Department of Radiology, Focus Diagnostics, Dwarakapuri Colony, Punjagutta, Hyderabad, 500082, Andhra Pradesh, India, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Name: Japanese journal of radiology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22009417
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11604-011-0621-7
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