Magnetic Resonance Enterography (MRE) is an advanced, accurate and noninvasive diagnostic imaging test to assess and evaluate certain gastrointestinal disorders, including inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease, infectious enteritis, and small bowel lymphoma or lesions. No radiation is used during this procedure.
What to Expect at Charter Radiology
- Patients will be given detailed preparation instructions at the time of scheduling the appointment.
- Patients will be asked to drink an oral contrast agent about 1 hour prior to the start of the procedure-this distends the bowels and allows the radiologist to evaluate the stomach, small bowel and large intestines.
- Patient will give brief medical history.
- An IV catheter will be placed in the patients arm to inject a contrast agent which differentiates between active inflammation and scarring.
- About 1 hour following the oral contrast consumption, the MRE procedure will be performed on the state-of-the-art 3T scanner and will last for about 30 minutes.