MR Enterography is an imaging test which produces detailed pictures of your small intestine. It is noninvasive and does not use ionizing radiation. The exam uses a magnetic field to create detailed images of your organs. Before the exam, oral and intravenous contrast material are administered to highlight the small intestine. A drug may also be administered to decrease movement of the bowel, which can interfere with the images.
Unless you are told otherwise, take your regular medications as usual. Eating and drinking preparation may be required, so please contact U.S. MRI for clarification.
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CT Enterography uses special X-Ray equipment and IV contrast after the ingestion of oral contrast to produce detailed images of the small intestine and structures within the abdomen and pelvis. It's often used to identify and locate problems within the bowel. CT scanning is fast, painless, noninvasive, and accurate. CT Enterography is better able to visualize the entire thickness of the bowel wall when compared to other small intestine imaging procedures.
You will be instructed not to eat or drink anything for 4 hours prior to your exam.
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