Crohn Disease with Endoscopic Correlation: Single-Shot Fast Spin-Echo and Gadolinium-enhanced Fat-suppressed Spoiled Gradient-Echo MR Imaging

  • Low R
  • Sebrechts C
  • Politoske D
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PURPOSE: To compare T2-weighted breath-hold single-shot fast spin-echo (SE) and gadolinium-enhanced spoiled gradient-echo (GRE) MR imaging with contrast material administered orally and rectally for evaluating patients with Crohn disease. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with Crohn disease received 2% barium sulfate and water enema. The abdomen and pelvis were imaged with transverse and coronal single-shot fast SE and gadolinium-enhanced spoiled GRE MR imaging. Two radiologists reviewed the two types of images for bowel disease. The extent, severity, and conspicuity of the disease were determined. Proof of bowel disease at MR imaging was compared with that at endoscopy, barium study, and surgery. Statistical analysis was performed with the McNemar test. RESULTS: Twenty-five of 28 patients had proven abnormal bowel segments. The per-patient sensitivity of gadolinium-enhanced spoiled GRE MR imaging for the two radiologists was 100% and 96% versus 60% and 60% (P

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  • Russell N. Low

  • Christopher P. Sebrechts

  • Douglas A. Politoske

  • Michael T. Bennett

  • Sergio Flores

  • Richard J. Snyder

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