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04-23-2018, 12:11 PM   #1
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Can an MRI diagnose possible Crohn's?

I wonder about this. I had no contrast.
04-23-2018, 12:16 PM   #2
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I wonder about this. I had no contrast.
Not sure. I think it could help but not sure you can get a diagnosis on it alone.

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04-23-2018, 04:18 PM   #3
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It could pick up signs of inflammation (bowel wall thickening) possibly caused by Crohn's, but I doubt that most docs would make a firm diagnosis of Crohn's disease based on MRI alone.
04-23-2018, 07:18 PM   #4
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I agree, I haven't heard of anyone getting diagnosed with Crohn's by MRI imaging alone. That isn't necessarily to say that it isn't possible though. Usually there are stool samples, blood testing, colonoscopies and/or endoscopies involved as well. Also, there is a pill cam that has helped many get a diagnosis. I wish you the best.
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