Crohn's Disease Imaging Studies

A prospective evaluation of computed tomography enterography (CTE) in assessing Crohn's disease activity

Principal Investigator: Ellen Zimmermann, MD

The main purpose of this 3-year study is to find out if there is a relation between computed tomography enterography (CTE) and magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) findings and clinical assessments in patients with Crohn's disease. Each patient will have 3 scans at 1-year intervals, and the patient's Crohn's Disease Activity Index (CDAI) will be calculated for the 7 days prior to each scan and certain laboratory values, erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) and C-reactive protein (CRP), will be obtained close to the scan date. This study will help to better define the role of CTE and MRE in evaluating Crohn's disease.

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