ECCO-ESGAR Topical Review on Optimizing Reporting for Cross-Sectional Imaging in Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Torsten Kucharzik*, Jeroen Tielbeek, Dan Carter, Stuart A Taylor, Damian Tolan, Rune Wilkens, Robert V Bryant, Christine Hoeffel, Isabelle De Kock, Christian Maaser, Giovanni Maconi, Kerri Novak, Søren R Rafaelsen, Martina Scharitzer, Antonino Spinelli, Jordi Rimola

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The diagnosis and follow up of patients with inflammatory bowel disease [IBD] requires cross-sectional imaging modalities, such as intestinal ultrasound [IUS], magnetic resonance imaging [MRI] and computed tomography [CT]. The quality and homogeneity of medical reporting are crucial to ensure effective communication between specialists and to improve patient care. The current topical review addresses optimized reporting requirements for cross-sectional imaging in IBD.

METHODS: An expert consensus panel consisting of gastroenterologists, radiologists and surgeons convened by the ECCO in collaboration with ESGAR performed a systematic literature review covering the reporting aspects of MRI, CT, IUS, endoanal ultrasonography and transperineal ultrasonography in IBD. Practice position statements were developed utilizing a Delphi methodology incorporating two consecutive rounds. Current practice positions were set when ≥80% of the participants agreed on a recommendation.

RESULTS: Twenty-five practice positions were developed, establishing standard terminology for optimal reporting in cross-sectional imaging. Assessment of inflammation, complications and imaging of perianal CD are outlined. The minimum requirements of a standardized report, including a list of essential reporting items, have been defined.

CONCLUSIONS: This topical review offers practice recommendations to optimize and homogenize reporting in cross-sectional imaging in IBD.

TidsskriftJournal of Crohn's and Colitis
Udgave nummer4
Sider (fra-til)523-543
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2022

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