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A 41-year-old member asked:

Which diagnostic imaging process allows for direct visualization of intestine?

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Dr. Gerald Diaz
Radiology 12 years experience
CT/capsule endoscopy: Ct or ct enterography will allow you the best global picture of everything in the abdomen. Ultrasound can show solid abdominal organs but is limited evaluating air containing structures like large/small bowel. For direct visualization of the mucosa, capsule endoscopy (small cameral you swallow) may work. It all depends on the clinical indication.
Last updated Jul 8, 2012

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