Curbside Consultation in IBD: 49 Clinical Questions, Second Edition

David T Rubin, MD; Sonia Friedman, MD; Francis A Farraye, MD MSc

Question 3: How Do You Evaluate Small Bowel Crohn’S Disease? How Do You Assess Response To Therapy? (continued)

Talia Zenlea, MD; Adam Cheifetz, MD

Small bowel imaging has always played a key role in the diagnosis and staging of Crohn’s disease (CD) and in the investigation of its complications. More recently, the utility of small bowel imaging has broadened beyond its diagnostic potential, as clinicians have begun using these techniques to assess patients’ response to therapy. Historically, barium studies have been the modality of choice for small bowel imaging. However, in recent years, other modalities have emerged that have varying degrees of invasiveness and clinical usefulness. Computed tomography (CT) technology has…