Probably not, if it's a regular CT scan, even with IV contrast.
However, you can see inflammation in the intestines if you have a CT enterograph--where you drink the oral contrast material before the scan. It's similar to the barium in a small bowel follow through but dilute and you drink more volume. But like teddy said, the colonoscopy with biopsies is best for seeing inflammation, at least in the large intestine. I personally had both, colonoscopy followed by CTE, because there was swelling around the terminal ileum and the doctor could not get the scope past there.
Post Edited (Illini) : 5/9/2008 9:18:37 PM (GMT-6)