Michael A. Patak1, Christian Waldherr1, Christophoros Stoupis2, Sukru Mehmet Erturk3, John M. Froehlich1
1Institute of Radiology, Inselspital, University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland; 2Kreisspital, Mnnedorf, Switzerland; 3Dept of Radiology, Sisli Etfal Hospital, Istambul, Turkey
Lesions of active Crohns disease are often accompanied by motility disorders, as has been described in fluoroscopy. Therefore, we hypothesized that the addition of cine-MRE to static MRE allows the detection of motility changes in CD and helps to detect CD related lesions of the small bowel wall. 40 consecutive patients with biopsy proven CD were included retrospectively and assessed for motility alterations using cine-MRE. Cine MRE confirms localized small-bowel motility changes in patients with clinically active Crohns disease. Compared to standard MRE alone a significant increase of active lesions was noted using cine MRE.