Magnetic resonance enterography and wireless capsule endoscopy in the evaluation of patients with inflammatory bowel disease

Clin Imaging. 2013 Jan-Feb;37(1):77-82. doi: 10.1016/j.clinimag.2012.03.011. Epub 2012 Jun 8.


Background: Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is increasingly used in children due to growing concerns of radiation.

Objective: To determine the performance of MRE, imaging findings were compared to wireless capsule endoscopy (WCE) and histology results in children with/or suspected inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Materials and methods: Pathology and WCE reports were retrospectively reviewed in 23 patients who had MRE.

Results: The sensitivity of MRE was 75.0% while the sensitivity of WCE was 77.8%.

Conclusion: MRE and WCE are complementary techniques in evaluation of the small bowel in IBD.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Capsule Endoscopy / methods*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases / pathology*
  • Intestines / pathology*
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*
  • Male
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Young Adult