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SAR Crohn's Disease DFP



The SAR Crohn’s 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 and other bowel related diseases. The 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 the Crohn's disease or other bowel related diseases by experts in the field.
  2. To collaborate with other orgnizations 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 enterography.


SAR CD-DFP Members:

Joel G. Fletcher Mark Baker Mahmoud M. Al-Hawary      

Jeff L. Fidler

Seong Ho Park Dushyant V. Sahani Flavius Guglielmo

Alec Megibow

Amy K. Hara David Einstein David Grand

Dean Maglinte

Joel Platt Jonathan Dillman Jorge Soto

Kassa Darge

Michael S. Gee Sudha Anupindi Tracy Jaffe Cynthia Santillan
Jordi Rimola (ESGAR)     Stuart Taylor (ESGAR)      Bachir Taouli, MD                


Consultant Gastroenterologist:

David Bruining, M.D.


Leadership Team:

Jonathan Dillman, MD, Chair | Mahmoud Al-Hawary , MD, Co-Chair


Update (2015)


  1. First consensus statement to standardize the definition, lexicon and reporting of imagining findings in CD, written by lead author JG Fletcher, M.D. "Consensus Guidelines for Evaluation, Nomenclature and Interpretation for CT and MR Enterography in Crohn's Disease Patients," is in the final approval phase by the different societies before publication.
  2. Several publications related to CD were published in 2015 in Abdominal Radiology, the official journal of the SAR.
  3. Updating the material for the small bowel course given during the yearly meeting. 



Member Resources


1. Crohn’s Disease DFP Article DatabaseNEW! Click to reach the new “Small Bowel Disease” article database to search through top articles selected by the SAR Crohn's Disease DFP.


2. ACR-SAR-SPR Practice Parameter for the Perfomance of Computed Tomography (CT) Enterography

3. Small Bowel focused articles published in Abdominal Imaging Vol. 40, Issue 5 (June 2015)


a. Baker ME, Hara AK, Platt JF, et al. CT enterography for Crohn’s disease: optimal technique and imaging issues.


b. Grand DJ, Guglielmo FF, Al-Hawary M. MR enterography in Crohn’s disease: current consensus on optimal imaging technique and future advances from the SAR Crohn’s disease-focused panel.


c. Bruining DH, Bhatnagar G, Rimola J, et al. CT and MR enterography in Crohn’s disease: current and future applications.


d. Anupindi SA, Podberesky DJ, Towbin A, et al. Pediatric inflammatory bowel disease: imaging issues with targeted solutions.



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