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How Are CT Scans Used in Crohn’s Disease?

Perhaps your doctor has diagnosed inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is now trying to differentiate between ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, two subtypes of IBD. Alternately, you may be seeking confirmation that a certain medication is alleviating your Crohn’s symptoms after you already know you have the condition. Both of these situations might benefit from a computed tomography (CT) scan. A CT scan can see inside your bowels as well as tissues outside of them and produces much more detail than a regular X-ray.

Shilpa Mehra Dang, M.D., gastroenterologist and internal medicine physician with the Medical Offices of Manhattan in New York City, explores the uses of CT scans in diagnosing and monitoring your condition. Read the article.