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Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Čes a Slov Gastroent a Hepatol 2010; 64(4): 18-24.

The role of ultrasound in diagnostics of bowel disease

Daniel Bartušek  1, Markéta Vavříková  , Vlastimil Válek  , Jakub Hustý  

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This article summarises the possibilities of ultrasound imaging of the small and large bowel. Bowel ultrasound plays an important role above all in patients with Crohn's disease, but it could be used in other bowel pathological conditions as well. Dueto its non-invasiveness, availability and imaging efficiency, it is a suitable imaging modality both in first line diagnostics and in long-term follow-up in patients with chronic diseases such as IBD. Ultrasound is able to image not only the bowel wall and to separate bowel wall layers, but also the changes in the surroundings tissue or organs such as mesentery, which is able to increase the sensitivity of the method for disease activity assessment. Recently, there has been a tendency to use ultrasound contrast agents, which should allow a more precise assessment of activity of inflammatory processes.


diagnosis, monitoring of patients, small intestine, colon

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