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ECR 2019 / C-3597
A semiquantitative score for the evaluation of CT enterography in patients with Crohn’s disease: correlation with endoscopic and clinical findings
Congress: ECR 2019
Poster No.: C-3597
Type: Scientific Exhibit
Keywords: Abdomen, Gastrointestinal tract, Small bowel, CT, CT-Enterography, CT-Quantitative, Observer performance, Structured reporting, Outcomes analysis, Inflammation, Workforce
Authors: A. Agostini, A. Borgheresi, M. Antonarelli, D. Campioni, L. Ottaviani, S. Gemini, A. M. Pisani, P. Mosca, A. Giovagnoni; Ancona/IT
DOI:10.26044/ecr2019/C-3597

Aims and objectives

 

CT Enterography (CTE) is a fundamental tool for the management of patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD), allowing for a panoramic evaluation of disease extension and accurate detection of complications even in a sub-clinical stage [1; 2].

 

Imaging findings in CTE of patients with CD have been already described and correlated to clinical, endoscopic or laboratory data [3; 4]. However, a structured and standardized evaluation of CTE findings improves diagnostic accuracy and communication with referring physician [4-6]. Several scoring systems, based on different assumptions are available for the evaluation of disease activity, mainly used in experimental setting or in a well-defined clinical condition [7-9].

 

The aim of this study is to set a semi-quantitative score for the evaluation of inflammatory activity in CTE examinations of patients with CD, and its correlation with endoscopic and laboratory data.

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