The availability of MRE expertise and access may represent a relative limitation compared to CTE or SBFT
. While bowel paralytics may reduce image deterioration on MRE, other sources of patient motion, particularly breathing, may be problematic.
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As a relative comparison, it has been shown that one CTE exam can lead to 5 times the organ effective dose of a SBFT exam.
MRE initially was designed to simulate the concept of luminography, as established for SBFT, by obtaining images that resemble fluoroscopic small-bowel images.
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Historically, patients with Crohn's disease have had radiologic work-ups with small bowel follow-up examinations (SBFT) that could provide details of mucosal edema and assess the presence of strictures and fistulas/sinus tract.
CTE evaluation, on the other hand, provides several advantages over SBFT, including: more rapid acquisition, requiring only a few seconds to obtain the diagnostic scan (after the oral prep); assessment of the majority of the GI system in the same setting (stomach, duodenum, small and large bowel); assessment of the location, extent, and number of diseased segments; detecting the presence or absence of bowel obstruction; more accurate assessment of disease activity by assessing the presence or absence of intrinsic mucosal and transmural inflammatory bowel changes; and detecting extra-intestinal complications.