Capsule endoscopy bests MRE in detecting proximal small bowel Crohn’s

CHICAGO — While capsule endoscopy, magnetic resonance enterography and small bowel intestinal contrast ultrasound resulted in comparable diagnostic yield for detection of small bowel Crohn’s disease, capsule endoscopy was superior to MRE for detecting proximal disease, according to research presented at Digestive Disease Week.A meta-analysis published 7 years ago in the American Journal of Gastroenterology demonstrated that capsule endoscopy was better than CT enterography and ileocolonoscopy, and had a similar yield to that of MRE, but since then additional studies have been performed and new diagnostic methodologies have emerged, Uri Kopylov, MD, of the department of gastroenterology at Sheba Medical Center in Israel, said during his presentation.