Radiologic investigations complement and add diagnostic information to capsule endoscopy of small-bowel diseases

Dean D.T. Maglinte, Kumaresan Sandrasegaran, Michael Chiorean, John Dewitt, Lee McHenry, John C. Lappas

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OBJECTIVE. The purpose of our study was to review how commonly performed radiologic examinations compare with capsule endoscopy in the investigation of small-bowel diseases, to analyze the limitations of capsule imaging, and to propose an algorithm for use of specific radiologic examinations to complement wireless capsule endoscopy. CONCLUSION. The diagnostic yield of capsule endoscopy is superior to that of radiologic examinations except air double-contrast enteroclysis for mucosal details. Radiologic investigations find new applications in clinical practice by complementing capsule endoscopy to overcome its limitations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-312
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Roentgenology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007



  • Barium studies
  • Capsule endoscopy
  • Crohn's disease
  • CT enteroclysis
  • CT enterography
  • Small-bowel diseases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology

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