Gastrointestinal

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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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – March 2022

Gastrointestinal Imaging ACORE Correlation and prognostic value of CT-detected extramural venous invasion and pathological lymph-vascular invasion in colon cancer. Guan, Z., Zhang, XY., Li, XT. et al. Abdom Radiol 47, 1232–1243 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00261-022-03414-7   For patients with colon cancer, radical surgical resection is the primary treatment method for local disease control. Patients with high risk […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – January 2022

Gastrointestinal Imaging – Dane Eskildsen Revisiting the Spleen—An Imaging Review of the Common and Uncommon Splenic Pathology – M Nadeed et al. This article gives attention to the spleen and many of the common and uncommon pathologies that affect it. The authors first give a summary of splenic anatomy, the normal imaging characteristics of the […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – November 2021

What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – November 2021 Gastrointestinal Tract Dilatations: Why and How They Happen—A Simplified Imaging Classification. Carbo et al. Dilatation is an enlargement of a tubular structure beyond its normal dimensions. This article and its accompanying slide show describe the mechanisms, causes and imaging patterns associated with several pathophysiologic classifications of gastrointestinal […]

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What’s New In Gastrointestinal Imaging – November 2021

What’s New In Gastrointestinal Imaging – November 2021 Correlation of gastrointestinal perforation location and amount of free air and ascites on CT imaging – Drakopoulos D, Arcon J, Freitag P, El-Ashmawy M, Lourens S, Beldi G, Obmann VC, Ebner L, Huber AT, Christe A. Abdominal Radiology 2021 46:4536-4547 This article aims to localize a hollow […]

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What’s New in Gastrointestinal Imaging – August 2021

Imaging of drug mules Malhotra R, Singh A. Imaging of drug mules. Emerg Radiol. 2021 Aug;28(4):809-814.   This article by a group from Massachusetts General Hospital details imaging findings of drug mules, individuals who internally smuggle illicit substances. The authors state that cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, and hashish are the most prevalent drugs transported by drug […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – June 2021

  Intraperitoneal Barium From Gastrointestinal Perforations: Reassessment of the Prognosis and Long-Term Effects  Ghahremani GG, Gore RM.   AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 May 6:1-7.  This article from AJR discusses a complication of intraperitoneal barium leak during radiologic evaluations of the gastrointestinal tract. This retrospective study from UCSD looked at 18 patients over a 30 […]

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What’s new in Gastrointestinal Imaging – April 2021

Trends in Use of Diagnostic Imaging for Abdominal Pain in U.S. Emergency Departments  Wang RC, Kornblith AE, Grupp-Phelan J, Smith-Bindman R, Kao LS, Fahimi J.   AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2021 Jan;216(1):200-208. doi: 10.2214/AJR.19.22667. Epub 2020 Nov 19. PMID: 33211574.  This article discusses the epidemiology of abdominal pain, which may be due to a large […]

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