Fluoroscopic and CT enteroclysis: evidence-based clinical update

Radiol Clin North Am. 2013 Jan;51(1):149-76. doi: 10.1016/j.rcl.2012.09.009.

Abstract

Fluoro/radiographic contrast examination of the small bowel (SB) and its cross-sectional hybrid (computed tomographic enteroclysis) have evolved into important consultative tools in formulating a more confident management course in the treatment of SB disease. The low incidence of SB diseases and their nonspecific clinical presentation require the proven performance characteristics of enteral volume-challenged examination to shorten the lag time of diagnosis or exclude its presence. Reliable exclusion of a SB abnormality is an important diagnosis for radiologists to make in the work-up of the patient with persistent unexplained abdominal symptoms.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Contrast Media*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Intestinal Diseases / diagnostic imaging*
  • Intestine, Small*
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed / methods

Substances

  • Contrast Media