Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic inflammatory diseases that lead to progressive bowel damage including the development of stricturing and penetrating complications. Increasingly, cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography or magnetic resonance scans have emerged as leading tools to: (1)assess disease activity; (2)monitor response to therapy or disease recurrence; and (3)identify disease-related complications. Several validated radiological scoring systems have been developed to quantify cross-sectional and longitudinal inflammatory burden in these diseases and to monitor response to treatment. Bowel ultrasound is also a simple and inexpensive tool but is operator dependent in its performance.
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jul 2019|
- Crohn's disease
- Ulcerative colitis