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Has anyone ever gotten tested for colitis using only radiology?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Picks up only severe disease.
Colonoscopy DX choice!

In brief: Yes.

Picks up only severe disease.
Colonoscopy DX choice!
Dr. Thomas Namey
Dr. Thomas Namey
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Suggestive

Ct can show evidence of inflammation of the colon suggesting colitis but endoscopy with biopsy are usually necessar for definitive diagnosis.

In brief: Suggestive

Ct can show evidence of inflammation of the colon suggesting colitis but endoscopy with biopsy are usually necessar for definitive diagnosis.
Dr. Jason Hemming
Dr. Jason Hemming
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Dr. David Dinhofer
In the old days before CT, radiologists were taught to identify specific features of colitis on a barium enema exam. There is some disagreement as to whether an image exam or colonoscopy is more accurate.
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