Magnetic resonance enterography (small intestine diagnostics)
Magnetic resonance enterography enables precise and comprehensive imaging of the small intestine. It is the modern alternative to an X-ray examination, or a CT or MRT enteroclysis (a probe is inserted through the nose into the duodenum), which is unpleasant for the patient. MR enterography provides exact imaging of inflammations of the intestinal wall. In particular, for patients with Crohn's disease, who have to undergo repeated examinations, MR enterography is a completely harmless method without X-ray exposure. Tumours can also be precisely diagnosed using this examination. Before the examination, you will be administered an intravenous, non-ionic, iodine-containing X-ray contrast medium. It increases the relevance of the examination and ensures diagnosis. Thanks to the latest technology, it is possible for us to significantly reduce the quantity of contrast medium administered. Please take note of our contrast medium information sheets.
Most frequent applications
- diagnosis of chronic inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis
- ruling out or providing evidence of extraluminal complications, such as the formation of fistulas or abscesses
- diagnosis of small intestine tumours
- coeliac disease