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Ultrasound use to assess Crohn's disease in the UK: a survey of British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group members

Radford, Shellie Jean; Taylor, Stuart; Moran, Gordon; (2022) Ultrasound use to assess Crohn's disease in the UK: a survey of British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group members. Frontline Gastroenterology , 13 (6) pp. 471-476. 10.1136/flgastro-2021-102065. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Small bowel ultrasound has very good diagnostic accuracy for disease extent, presence and activity in Crohn’s Disease, is well tolerated by patients and is cheaper when compared with MRI. However, uptake of ultrasound in the UK is limited. METHODS: An online survey to assess the current usage of ultrasound throughout the UK was undertaken by BSG IBD group members between 9/06/2021- 25/06/2021. Responses were anonymous. RESULTS: 103 responses were included in the data analysis. Responses came from 66 different NHS trusts from 14 different regions of the UK. All respondents reported that they currently have an MRI service for Crohn’s disease, whereas only 31 had an ultrasound service. Average time for results to be reported for MRI scans was reported as between 4– and 6 weeks, with a range of 2 days to 28 weeks. The average time for an ultrasound to be reported was stated as 1–4 weeks, with a range of 0–8 weeks. There was disparity between the reported confidence of clinicians making clinical decisions when using ultrasound compared to MRI. Of those respondents who did not have access to an ultrasound service, 72 stated that they would be interested in developing an ultrasound service. CONCLUSION: There is an appetite for the uptake of ultrasound in the UK for assessment of Crohn’s disease, however, there remains a significant number of UK centres with little or no access to an ultrasound service. Further research is necessary to understand why this is the case.

Type: Article
Title: Ultrasound use to assess Crohn's disease in the UK: a survey of British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Group members
Location: England
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1136/flgastro-2021-102065
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1136/flgastro-2021-102065
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher's terms and conditions.
Keywords: Crohn's disease, gastrointestinal ultrasound, inflammatory bowel disease
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Medicine > Department of Imaging
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10158751
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