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GI Bleeding DFP

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SAR GI Bleeding DFP



To promote and speed evolution of cross-sectional and other imaging techniques and multidisciplinary guidelines to improve outcomes in patients with overt and occult GI bleeding through rigorous analysis of existing medical evidence, and prospective interdisciplinary research, collaboration and education.




Clinical Practice
1. Publish a comprehensive review of the radiology and gastroenterology techniques used to diagnose GI bleeding.
2. Establish working relationships with gastroenterology-led medical societies to develop multidisciplinary guidelines for the use of imaging techniques in the diagnosis of overt and occult GI bleeding.
3. Develop SAR-recommended protocols for the optimal performance of the imaging techniques used to diagnose GI bleeding.

Educational Program and Content

1. Develop an online interactive teaching resource to educate radiologists and clinicians on the benefits of imaging techniques. This resource will allow individuals to review cases that demonstrate imaging findings of interesting, unique or subtle cases of GI bleeding and emphasize the importance of imaging in the diagnosis.
2. Develop an online database of articles to help promote education and provide a rapid resource for clinical practice and research.

Impact on Research
1. The formation of the DFP will provide an opportunity and mechanism for discussing and planning possible multicenter studies describing pathology, benefits of cross-sectional imaging and assessing cost-effectiveness.


SAR GI Bleeding DFP Members:

Chair: Jeff Fidler, Mayo Clinic;  

Co-Chair: Jorge Soto, Boston University;


Mahmoud Al-Hawary, University of Michigan;

Brian Allen, Duke University;

Olga Brook, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center;

Mike Gee, Massachusetts General Hospital;

Flavius (Buddy) Guglielmo, Thomas Jefferson University;

David Grand, Brown University;

Martin Gunn, University of Washington;

Ashish Khandelwal; Mayo Clinic;

Christina Lebedis, Boston University;

Vijay Ramalingam; Ochsner Clinic Foundation;

Farnoosh Sokhandon, Beaumont Health;

Mike Wells, Mayo Clinic;


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SAR International Members:

Seong Ho Park, Asan Medical Center, South Korea;

Alvaro Huete, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile;


Consultants (non-radiology):

Lisa Strate, University of Washington;

David Bruining, Mayo Clinic;



Chair: Jeff Fidler

Co-chair: Jorge Soto



Clinical practice chair: Jeff Fidler

Scientific chair: Jorge Soto

Education chair: Mike Wells, Alvaro Huete

Publications chair: Buddy Guglielmo, Farnoosh Sokhandon

Website chair: Martin Gunn

Social media chair: Ashish Khandelwal

ACR Liaison: Jorge Soto

American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Liaison: Lisa Strate, Jeff Fidler

American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) Liaison: Lisa Strate, David Bruining, Jeff Fidler

American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE) Liaison: David Bruining, Lisa Strate, Jeff Fidler

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Liaison: Vijay Ramalingam

American Society of Emergency Radiology (ASER) Liaison: Jorge Soto



Technical developments

Occult GI bleeding

Overt GI bleeding

Small bowel neoplasms

Vascular lesions

Management guidelines



Current Management Guidelines


ACG: Management of patients with acute lower GI bleeding (2016)

ASGE: Role of endoscopy in the patient with lower GI bleeding (2014)

ACG: Diagnosis and management of small bowel bleeding (2015)

ASGE: Role of endoscopy in the management of suspected small bowel bleeding (2017)

ACR: Appropriateness Criteria for Nonvariceal Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (2016)


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