The Role of Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) in Detecting Features of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Osama A. Samara


Magnetic resonance enterography MRE is a clinically useful technique for the evaluation of intraluminal and extraluminal small bowel disease, particularly in younger patients with Crohn disease (CD). MRE offers the advantages of multiplanar capability and lack of ionizing radiation. It allows evaluation of bowel wall contrast enhancement, wall thickening, and edema, findings useful for the assessment of CD activity. MRE can also depict other pathologic findings such as lymphadenopathy, fistula and sinus formation, abscesses, and abnormal fold patterns.

Objective: to enhance the use of MRE in the diagnosis of IBD in the Middle East area especially in Jordan.


Magnetic resonance enterography, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn disease, Jordan University Hospital.

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