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Imaging the small bowel remains a challenge for all imaging modalities. The small bowel is difficult to distend, and natural peristalsis may prevent homogeneous filling of the entire small bowel. CT provides excellent spatial and temporal resolution and represents the mainstay in many diseases in the abdomen. CT enteroclysis is based on duodenal intubation and injection of contrast material through the tube via slow injection. CT enterography relies on a continuous drinking pattern with the same goal of filling the small bowel with contrast material. Both techniques have clearly defined indications, however patient related factors, convenience and workflow may influence the clinical decision making as to which technique is preferred.
- Acquire knowledge in the principles of small bowel imaging using CT
- Understand the impact of CT enteroclysis and enterography on patients, imaging protocols and workflow