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Methods of Examination

The main types of investigation used for IBD are:

  • Physical examination
  • Lab tests: Blood tests, stool specimen
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • CT scan
  • Video Capsule Endoscopy
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Ultrasound
  • Bone Density


If you are interested in other gastrointestinal-focused information and intervention websites developed and hosted at
Swinburne University of Technology,
please go to:

IBSclinic.org.au for individuals with Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Gastroparesisclinic.org for individuals with Gastroparesis


This website and its content is not intended or recommended as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek advice of your own physician or other qualified health care professional regarding any medical questions or conditions.

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