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Ultrasound in the assessment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease Volume 25, supplement 3, Novembre 2018

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1 CHU de Rouen, Service de gastro-entérologie, Université de Normandie Rouen, UMR 1073, 1 rue de Germont, 76031 Rouen, France
2 CHU de Rouen, Service de radiologie, Université de Normandie Rouen, LITIS QUANTIF EA 4108, France
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Imaging plays a key role in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease and since the advent of “treat-to-target” strategies in the follow-up of lesions during treatment.

The technological evolutions of the ultrasound, the expertise of the operators allows the diagnosis and the follow-up of the IBD. Ultrasound has demonstrated its feasibility with high sensitivity and specificity as well as excellent positive and negative predictive values for detecting lesions as well as excluding their presence. In addition, its non-invasive, quick to implement and low cost nature make it a high potential technique. The objective of this review is to specify the practical modalities and positioning in the management of inflammatory diseases as well as to address new aspects including contrast ultrasound.

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