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Crohn's Disease DFP

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SAR Crohn's Disease DFP



The SAR Crohn’s disease Disease-Focused Panel mission is to foster a close collaborative environment among radiologists and clinical colleagues involved in the care of patients with Crohn’s disease. Our aim is to develop educational materials, joint recommendations, and scientific collaborations that will help advance the knowledge in the field.   



  1. To improve patient care through the dissemination of up to date knowledge related to Crohn's disease.
  2. To collaborate with other organizations such as the ESGAR (European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology), the AGA (America Gastrointestinal Association), the SSAT (Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract) and NASPGHAN (North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition) to develop consensus statements and educational or scientific publications related to the current up to date knowledge in the field.
  3. Collaborate with the ACR (American College of Radiology) on developing and updating the practice guidelines for the performance of CT and MR enterography.

SAR CD-DFP Members:

Mahmoud M. Al-Hawary, University of Michigan

Sudha A. Anupindi, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania

Mark E. Baker MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

David H. Bruining, Mayo Clinic (Consultant Gastroenterologist)

Manjil Chatterji, Weill Cornell Medicine

Bari Dane, New York University Langone Health

Kassa Darge, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia & University of Pennsylvania

Parakkal Deepak, Washington University (Consultant Gastroenterologist)

Jonathan R. Dillman, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Jeff L. Fidler, Mayo Clinic

Joel G. Fletcher, Mayo Clinic

Namita S. Gandhi, Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Michael S. Gee, Massachusetts General Hospital

Joseph R. Grajo, University of Florida College of Medicine

David J. Grand, Rhode Island Hospital

Flavius F. Guglielmo, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Amy Hara, Mayo Clinic

Chenchan Huang, New York University Langone Health

Tracy A. Jaffe, Duke University Medical Center

Seong Ho Park, Asan Medical Center, Seoul, South Korea (SAR International Member)

Jordi Rimola, Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (ESGAR Member)

Cynthia Santillan, University of California San Diego

Jorge A. Soto, Boston University Medical Center

Bachir Taouli, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Stuart A. Taylor, University College London, London, UK (ESGAR Member)

Benjamin M. Yeh, University of California San Francisco


Past/Honorary Members:

David Einstein, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Dean Maglinte, MD, Indiana University

Alec Megibow, MD, New York University Langone Health

Joel Platt MD, University of Michigan

Dushyant V. Sahani MD, University of Washington

Current Leadership Team:

Jonathan Dillman, MD, MSc (, Sudha Anupindi, MD (, Co-Chairs


Prior Crohn’s DFP Leadership:

Joel G. Fletcher, 2013 - 2014

Jeff Fidler, 2013 - 2014

Mark E. Baker, 2013 - 2015

Mahmoud M. Al-Hawary, 2014 - 2020


DFP Updates


Crohn’s DFP members have presented on imaging of Crohn’s disease at numerous imaging and gastroenterology meetings including Radiological Society of North America, Society of Abdominal Radiology, Digestive Disease Week, Crohn’s and Colitis Congress, North American Society For Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, and The Society for Pediatric Radiology.


  1. NEW! December 2020: Crohn’s Disease Hands-On Workshop- Track Chair: Judy Yee, RSNA Annual Meeting, Chicago IL
    1. CTE & MRE: Essentials of a Great Exam- Michael Gee
    2. CD: Updates in Nomenclature and Reporting- Flavius Guglielmo
    3. Focused US in CD: When, How, and Why?- Sudha Anupindi
    4. Case Review 1: Crohn Disease- Jonathan Dillman
    5. Case Review 2: Crohn’s Disease- Mahmoud Al-Hawary
  2. March 2019: Advanced Small Bowel Imaging Hands-on Workshop, SAR Annual Meeting, Orlando FL
  3. March 2018: Advanced Small Bowel Imaging Hands-on Workshop, SAR Annual Meeting, Scottsdale AZ
  4. March 2016: Advanced Small Bowel Imaging Hands-on Workshop, SAR Annual Meeting, Waikoloa HI
  5. March 2015: Advanced Small Bowel Imaging Hands-on Workshop, SAR Annual Meeting, San Diego CA

Crohn’s DFP Publications

  1. Small Bowel Crohn Disease at CT and MR Enterography: Imaging Atlas and Glossary of Terms. RadioGraphics March/April 2020
  2. CT and MR Enterography Protocols and Techniques: Survey of the Society of Abdominal Radiology Crohn's Disease Disease-Focused Panel. Abdominal Radiology January 2020
  3. Consensus Recommendations for Evaluation, Interpretation, and Utilization of CT & MR Enterography in Patients with Small Bowel Crohn's Disease. Radiology & Gastroenterology March 2018
  4. CT enterography for Crohn’s disease: optimal technique and imaging issues Abdominal Imaging June 2015
  5. MR enterography in Crohn’s disease: current consensus on optimal imaging technique and future advances from the SAR Crohn’s disease-focused panel. Abdominal Imaging June 2015
  6. CT and MR enterography in Crohn’s disease: current and future applications. Abdominal Imaging June 2015
  7. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: imaging issues with targeted solutions. Abdominal Imaging June 2015

Member Resources

  • SAR Crohn’s DFP Twitter Page - @SAR_CrohnsDFP
  • Crohn’s Disease DFP Article Database - Click here to reach the “Small Bowel Disease” article database to search through top articles selected by the SAR Crohn's Disease DFP.
  • ACR-SAR-SPR Practice Parameters
  • Crohn’s Disease MR or CT Dictation Template
    • Click here to reach the MR or CT enterography structured report dictation template created by members of the SAR Crohn’s DFP on the RSNA RadReport website.
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