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Magnetic resonance vs endoscopy: how to choose, what gives more?
Julian Panes compared magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with endoscopy in the evaluation of IBD. While endoscopy plays the primary role at disease diagnosis, MRI is just as accurate for assessment of disease activity, severity and response to treatment. MRI is necessary for assessing complications and bowel damage and has a higher impact on patient management whereas, capsule endoscopy has higher diagnostic yield for examination of small bowel lesions and is recommended for excluding mild disease if activity is suspected and MRI is normal.