Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020 02 25;18(2):415-423.e4. Epub 2019 Jul 25.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea; Department of Gastroenterology, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea.
Background & Aims: Few data are available to guide the use of anal imaging for patients with Crohn's disease (CD) who are not suspected of having perianal fistulas. We aimed to evaluate the role of anal imaging supplementary to magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in these patients.
Methods: In a prospective study, we added a round of anal MR imaging (MRI), collecting axial images alone, to MRE evaluation of 451 consecutive adults who were diagnosed with or suspected of having CD but not believed to have perianal fistulas. Read More