This study is a variant of abdominal MRI and is used to image the small bowel wall. The main indications include evaluation of patients with known or suspected Crohn's enteritis. The study is optimized to detect mucosal inflammation, bowel thickening, stricture and collections. The patient is not exposed to ionizing radiation. The patient will be given special drink (Volumen) prior to the exam in order to distend the bowel and obtain an optimal study. IV contrast will also be injected.
Patients should not eat for 4 hours prior to the exam. Drink lots of fluid and continue with all medications.
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