Enterography is an imaging study which produces high-resolution images of the small intestine and abdominal organs. It is a noninvasive procedure that is valuable for the diagnosis of inflammation, bleeding, obstructions and other gastrointestinal problems.
This exam can be performed in MRI or CT, depending on the specific needs of the referring physician. Before the exam, oral and intravenous contrast material is administered to highlight the small intestine. A drug may also be administered to decrease movement of the bowel which can interfere with the images.
Before your exam, you will fill out a screening form asking about anything that might create a health risk or interfere with the imaging. The screening form will be reviewed by your technologist prior to entering the imaging suite.
To ensure safety and optimal exam results, all patients will be asked to change into a gown or scrub suit provided by the facility. Your technologist will advise you to remove all metallic objects when changing into the approved garments. This includes hearing aids, hairpins, and all jewelry, to include body piercings when possible. Lockers are available to secure your personal items.
Please consult the technologist if you have any questions prior to entering the imaging suite.