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Abstract #3336

Feasibility of Tomoelastography in Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Preliminary Results

Rolf Reiter1, Florian Nino Loch2, Carsten Kamphues2, Stephan Rodrigo Marticorena Garcia1, Bernd Hamm1, Jürgen Braun3, Ingolf Sack1, and Patrick Asbach1
1Radiology, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 2Surgery, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 3Medical Informatics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Despite its success in the detection of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), standard clinical MRI and other imaging modalities do not correlate with disease severity and cannot differentiate fibrotic and inflammatory bowel strictures. Anatomical details such as the descending colon and other parts of the intestine were demarcated on tomoelastography stiffness and fluidity maps, even without superimposed morphological images. Preliminary results demonstrate the feasibility of investigating IBD using tomoelastography. This study motivates larger trials and the assessment of fibrosis and inflammation in active IBD.

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