The update of ultrasound techniques in diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease

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Objective: To evaluate the value of conventional abdominal ultrasound and color Doppler in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and its complications. Materials and methods: 40 patients suffering from colonic symptoms were evaluated by high resolution ultrasonography and color Doppler scanning. Results: The accuracy of conventional abdominal ultrasound in detecting inflammatory bowel cases was 80% and the accuracy of color Doppler in detecting the hypervascularity was 75%. Conclusion: Conventional ultrasound is a widely available non-invasive method for imaging the alimentary gastrointestinal tract. This can provide an important contribution for diagnosis and monitoring of disease activity. Color Doppler sonography has proved to be a valuable method for the assessment of disease activity in inflammatory bowel disease. © 2014 Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.

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Nassef, M. A., Botros, S. M., & Adel Ghaffar, M. K. (2014). The update of ultrasound techniques in diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Egyptian Journal of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, 45(2), 289–294. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ejrnm.2014.02.002

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