Selection of symptomatic patients with Crohn's disease for abdominopelvic computed tomography: role of serum C-reactive protein.
AuthorsDesmond, Alan N
Quigley, Eamonn M
Maher, Michael M
AffiliationAlimentary Pharmabiotic Centre, University College Cork, National University of Ireland and Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland.
Aged, 80 and over
Predictive Value of Tests
Sensitivity and Specificity
Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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CitationSelection of symptomatic patients with Crohn's disease for abdominopelvic computed tomography: role of serum C-reactive protein. 2012, 63 (4):267-74 Can Assoc Radiol J
JournalCanadian Association of Radiologists journal = Journal l'Association canadienne des radiologistes
AbstractResults of previous studies have shown that repeated abdominopelvic computed tomography (CT) examinations can lead to substantial cumulative diagnostic radiation exposure in patients with Crohn's disease (CD). Improved selection of patients referred for CT will reduce unnecessary radiation exposure. This study examines if serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration predicts which symptomatic patients with CD are likely to have significant disease activity or disease complications (such as abscess) detected on abdominopelvic CT.
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