Comparing pros and cons of CT versus MRI in use in Crohn’s disease patients; CT-enterography/CT-enteroclysis (CT-E) or MR-enterography/MR-enteroclysis (MR-E).
|High resolution in contrast-rich objects (e.g., bone versus parenchyma)||Excellent contrast in soft tissues; contrast uptake into tissues is well visualized|
|Fast acquisition time, minor motion artifacts||Increased acquisition time, prone to motion artifacts|
|Widely spread technique||Higher cost and less available|
|Abdomen and pelvis are a one-step investigation||Abdomen/pelvis are usually different examination protocols|
|Radiation exposure||No radiation exposure|
|Specific side effects of contrast medium||Specific side effects of contrast medium|
|Restriction in pace-maker patients and so forth|