A 31-year-old male asked:
Can an ultrasound detect swelling in intestine?
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Interventional Radiology 12 years experience
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Radiology 50 years experience
See answer: Ultrasound is severely limited by bowel gas – if one is evaluating intestines (large or small bowel) , generally ct is a diagnostic consideration or possibly a barium examination (either upper or lower GI depending on the area of interest). Lastly, for repeated evaluation of bowel, as in crohns disease or for concern related to radiation, MRI enterography may be an option in the correct clinical s.
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Last updated Jul 28, 2018
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