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World J Gastroenterol. Jan 21, 2016; 22(3): 917-932
Published online Jan 21, 2016. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v22.i3.917
Inflammatory bowel disease imaging: Current practice and future directions
Aoife Kilcoyne, Jess L Kaplan, Michael S Gee
Aoife Kilcoyne, Michael S Gee, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02214, United States
Jess L Kaplan, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02214, United States
Author contributions: Kilcoyne A, Kaplan JL and Gee MS contributed equally to this work; Kilcoyne A, Kaplan JL and Gee MS performed the literature search, prepared, reviewed and edited the manuscript.
Conflict-of-interest statement: The authors have no conflict of interest to report.
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Correspondence to: Aoife Kilcoyne, MD, Department of Radiology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02214, United States.
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Received: May 17, 2015
Peer-review started: May 20, 2015
First decision: August 31, 2015
Revised: September 18, 2015
Accepted: November 24, 2015
Article in press: November 24, 2015
Published online: January 21, 2016
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Core tip: This is an up-to-date review of the current approach to the imaging evaluation of inflammatory bowel disease. We have reviewed the conventional approach to the imaging of inflammatory bowel disease as well as identified some of the newer imaging modalities and algorithms that have been employed in recent years.