The Different Radiology Scans for Crohn’s Disease and IBD

The Different Radiology Scans for Crohn’s Disease and IBD
The Different Radiology Exams with Crohn's Disease and IBD - Mary Horsley With Crohn's disease, patients sometimes have scope procedures like colonoscopies and endoscopies. Other times, they have to get other internal imaging and scans to locate disease progress or problems. After blood tests are ordered and stool samples are given, doctors may request radiology scans to see what's happening inside the digestive system. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans are often necessary to help doctors see inflammation, disease activity, and complications. Since Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are internal diseases with inflammation in the digestive tract, this makes the visibility of inflammation hard to see without scans or scopes. Crohn's disease can happen anywhere in the digestive tract, top to bottom, so having many options for viewing inside the body helps with disease diagnosis and management. Some of these scans require drinking a solution beforehand, such as barium sulfate or Gastrografin (diatrizoate meglumine and diatrizoate sodium), but that depends on the t
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