Abdomen, Gastrointestinal tract, Small bowel, CT, CT-Enterography, CT-Quantitative, Observer performance, Structured reporting, Outcomes analysis, Inflammation, Workforce
A. Agostini, A. Borgheresi, M. Antonarelli, D. Campioni, L. Ottaviani, S. Gemini, A. M. Pisani, P. Mosca, A. Giovagnoni; Ancona/IT
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].
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.