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Inflammatory Bowel Diseases

Ordás I, Rimola J, García-Bosch O et al.

Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

 Gut 2012 Aug 30; Epub ahead of print.

Editor’s note: Endoscopy is the gold standard for assessment of disease activity in patients with ulcerative colitis (UC). However, many patients are reluctant to undergo this procedure because of the invasive nature of the endoscopy or the required bowel preparation. Noninvasive imaging of the colon is an attractive alternative as this would reduce the burden associated with colonoscopy.

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