CT enterography

Joel G. Fletcher, Amy B. Kolbe, David H. Bruining

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CT enterography (CTE) has become a key component for the diagnosis and management of small intestinal diseases and lesions. As a radiologic modality designed to optimize visualization of the small bowel and surrounding structures, it can be utilized for an extremely diverse set of indications. CTE in adult and pediatric Crohn’s disease patients can detect active inflammation, stricturing disease, and penetrating complications, and assess response to medical therapy. It can also demonstrate extraintestinal inflammatory bowel disease manifestations and alternate etiologies for a patient’s symptoms of abdominal pain or diarrhea. Additional CTE applications include the diagnosis of small bowel tumors and vascular lesions in patients with obscure gastrointestinal bleeding. These features have made CTE a vital tool in the clinician’s small bowel imaging armamentarium.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEndoscopy in Small Bowel Disorders
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages27
ISBN (Electronic)9783319144153
ISBN (Print)9783319144146
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015


  • CT enterography (CTE)
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Inflammation
  • Lesions
  • Medical therapy
  • Obscure gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Penetrating complications
  • Small bowel
  • Stricturing disease
  • Tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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