Question about CT scan for crohns

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farcry
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   Posted 11/21/2009 12:20 AM (GMT -7)   
My GI wants to do a CT to check for crohn's. If I'm in remission but have the disease will it show in the scan or does the disease have to be active to show itself?

pb4
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   Posted 11/21/2009 12:48 AM (GMT -7)   
If your disease is not active then it will not show up on the CT scan...however it can show inflammatory changes and bowel thickening and can show complications of abcesses or blockages.


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