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MR Enterogram - Benefits and Risks


  • MR Enterogram is a noninvasive imaging technique that does not involve exposure to ionizing radiation.
  • MR enterogram is more reliable than x-ray imaging for correctly identifying areas of Crohn's disease involvement.
  • Because MR enterogram does not involve ionizing radiation, the procedure is especially beneficial for the evaluation of young patients with Crohn's disease.
  • MR enterogram can eliminate the need for video capsule endoscopy (VCE) and the potential complications of that procedure.


  • The MRI examination poses almost no risk to the average patient.
  • Some patients experience greater claustrophobia with an MRI exam.
  • If sedation is used, there are risks of excessive sedation. The technologist or nurse monitors your vital signs to minimize this risk.
  • There is a very slight risk of an allergic reaction if contrast material is injected. If you experience allergic symptoms, a radiologist or other physician will be available for immediate assistance.
  • Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis is a serious, but rare complication believed to be caused by the injection of gadolinium contrast material in patients with very poor kidney function.