Gastrointestinal

What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – Januray 2023

The development of a minimum dataset for MRI reporting of anorectal fistula: a multi-disciplinary, expert consensus process – European Radiology Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for characterization of anal fistula (AF). Treatment of AF relies on accurate assessment of fistula anatomy, making imaging key to preoperative management. This study aims to improve […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – Januray 2023

The value of MSCT in evaluating the passability of bezoar by conservative treatment for bezoars-induced small bowel obstruction. Gao, W. Hua, Y. Meng, H. et al. Abdominal Radiology (2023) 48:236-243 Bezoar is an uncommonly encountered cause of small bowel obstruction. The most well known unique risk factor for bezoar formation is ingestion of hair, usually […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – November 2022

MRI-Based Characterization of Intestinal Motility in Children and Young Adults with Newly Diagnosed Ileal Crohn Disease treated by biologic therapy: A controlled prospective study. Dillman JR, Tkach JA, et al. American Journal of Roentgenology. 219, October 2022   Crohn’s disease can lead to alterations in a patients bowel motility. These changes have previously been primarily […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – November 2022

Crohn’s disease active inflammation assessment with iodine density from dual-energy CT enterography: comparison with endoscopy and conventional interpretation – Abdominal Radiology Endoscopic healing is a widely accepted treatment target for Crohn’s disease (CD). Despite this, ileocolonoscopy cannot evaluate disease proximal to the terminal ileum (TI) and can miss submucosal inflammation in up to 57% of […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging?

Computed tomography enterography predicts surgical-free survival in symptomatic stricturing Crohn’s disease. Duan M, Guan B, et al. Abdominal Radiology (2022) 47:3414-3423.   Stricturing in Crohn’s disease (CD) is a complication that affects more than 50% of CD patients in their lifetime. Strictures in CD are initially due to inflammation, but some strictures can develop histologic […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – September 2022

Interobserver variation in the interpretation of magnetic resonance enterography in Crohn’s disease – British Journal of Radiology   Magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) is highly accurate for diagnosing the presence and activity/severity of Crohn’s disease. Many of the imaging findings in Crohn’s disease, particularly early on, may be subtle, which leads to interobserver variation in image […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – July 2022

Extramural venous invasion (EMVI) revisited: a detailed analysis of various characteristics of EMVI and their role as a predictive imaging biomarker in the neoadjuvant treatment response in rectal cancer. Altinmakas E, Dogan H, et al. Abdominal Radiology. (2022) 47:1975-1987. A recently described parameter for assessing prognosis in rectal cancer is extramural venous invasion or EMVI. […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – May 2022

Richard Fagan – ACORE May Colonoscopy versus catheter angiography for lower gastrointestinal bleeding after localization on CT angiography. Tse JR, Felker ER, etal. J Am Coll Radiol. 2022;19:513-520   This study compared outcomes of catheter angiography (CA) versus colonoscopy after successful CT angiographic (CTA) localization of lower GI bleed. The primary outcomes that the authors […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging? – May 2022

ACORE GI- Dane Eskildsen Low-dose Abdominal CT for evaluating suspected appendicitis in adolescents and young adults: review of evidence – Korean Journal of Radiology Concerns about carcinogenic risk have prompted attempts to reduce CT radiation dose for diagnosis of appendicitis. One option to mitigate this risk is low-dose appendiceal CT (LDCT), although adoption has been […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – March 2022

Gastrointestinal Imaging ACORE Is the Mixed-Use of Magnetic Resonance Enterography and Computed Tomography Enterography Adequate for Routine Periodic Follow-Up of Bowel Inflammation in Patients with Crohn’s Disease? – J Ha et al. Korean Jor of Radiology Both CT enterography (CTE) and MR enterography (MRE) are considered appropriate for therapeutic monitoring of Chron’s disease (CD), specifically […]

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