Imaging in Intestinal Ischemic Disorders

Richard M. Gore*, Vahid Yaghmai, Kiran H. Thakrar, Jonathan W. Berlin, Uday K. Mehta, Geraldine M. Newmark, Frank H. Miller

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Intestinal ischemia and infarction are a heterogeneous group of diseases that have as their unifying theme hypoxia of the small bowel or colon. The incidence of bowel ischemia and infarction is on the rise for several reasons: the aging of the population, the ability of intensive care units to salvage critically ill patients, and heightened clinical awareness of these disorders. Improvements in diagnostic imaging techniques have greatly contributed to the earlier diagnosis of intestinal ischemia, which can have a positive influence on patient outcomes. In this article, role of radiology in the detection, differential diagnosis, and management of patients who have intestinal ischemia and infarction is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-875
Number of pages31
JournalRadiologic clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2008


  • CT colon
  • CT small bowel
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Mesenteric infarction
  • Mesenteric ischemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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