Abstract

MRI of the bowel - beyond inflammatory bowel disease

Judit Machnitz A1, Reid JR1, Acord MR1, Khwaja AB1, Biko DM1, Ayyala RS2,3, Anupindi SA4. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Aug;48(9):1280-1290. doi: 10.1007/s00247-018-4166-0. Epub 2018 Aug 4.
 
     

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1 Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA.

2 Department of Radiology, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York Presbyterian, Columbia School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA.

3 Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Rhode Island Hospital - Hasbro Children's Hospital, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

4 Department of Radiology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19104, USA. anupindi@email.chop.edu.

Abstract

MR enterography is traditionally used to evaluate inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) both at initial presentation and at follow-up. MR enterography can also be used to evaluate non-IBD conditions such as polyps or other masses of the gastrointestinal tract. In this article, we emphasize how to recognize bowel conditions beyond IBD on conventional abdominal MRI without a specific enterographic technique. In this overview we discuss common and uncommon pediatric bowel conditions beyond IBD seen on MRI including infectious and inflammatory conditions, congenital diseases and tumor and tumor-like conditions. Radiologists should become familiar with the salient imaging features of these bowel conditions to help guide management.

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