Detection of inflammatory bowel disease: diagnostic performance of cross-sectional imaging modalities

Abdom Imaging. 2008 Jul-Aug;33(4):407-16. doi: 10.1007/s00261-007-9276-3.


Different cross-sectional imaging techniques can be used as a diagnostic tool for the evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In this report the diagnostic performances of ultrasonography, magnetic resonance imaging and computed tomography in the detection of IBD and the evaluation of known IBD are described, together with a short update on patient preparation and imaging technique of the respective modalities discussed.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Contrast Media
  • Diagnostic Imaging*
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Ultrasonography, Doppler


  • Contrast Media