Greetings, all. This is my first foray into the gastro forum, but I'm hoping someone can offer a little education.
A family member was in the hospital recently with a fully packed colon/partial obstruction. The doctor ordered a gastro-graph but the patient's record said she was to receive a barium enema. The doctor caught the discrepancy, but he said the barium would have "messed the patient up even more."
Why might that happen? She was still 1/3 impacted when the test was going to be run ..
May 29, '08
How good is the CTE at detecting or indicating inflammation of the small intestinal wall? I know it is good for displaying narrowing, dilatation, wall thickness, etc. but what about inflammation?
Have you have any experience w/the nuclear white blood cell scans for inflammation in the small intestine? At one time Dr Charron in Pittsburgh was advocating the Ceretec WBC to screen pediatric patients for Crohns. Then I was seeing the term Indium WBC scan. I understand the theory, the "marked" WBC tend to congregate at sites of inflammation. It sounds intriguing. But doesn't seem to be widely used. They use a CT scanner for that, don't they?
Last edit by CrohnieToo on May 29, '08