Role of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease: State-of-the-art

Federico Caobelli, Laura Evangelista, Natale Quartuccio, Demetrio Familiari, Corinna Altini, Angelo Castello, Mariapaola Cucinotta, Rossella Di Dato, Cristina Ferrari, Aurora Kokomani, Iashar Laghai, Riccardo Laudicella, Silvia Migliari, Federica Orsini, Salvatore Antonio Pignata, Cristina E. Popescu, Erinda Puta, Martina Ricci, Silvia Seghezzi, Alessandro SindoniMartina Sollini, Letterio Sturiale, Anna Svyridenka, Vittoria Vergura, Pierpaolo Alongi, AIMN Working Group Young AIMN Working Group

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Abstract

AIM: To present the current state-of-the art of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

METHODS: A systematic review of the literature was performed in order to find important original articles on the role of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by IBD. The search was updated until February 2016 and limited to articles in English.

RESULTS: Fifty-five original articles were included in this review, highlighting the role of single photon emission tomography and positron emission tomography.

CONCLUSION: To date, molecular imaging represents a useful tool to detect active disease in IBD. However, the available data need to be validated in prospective multicenter studies on larger patient samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)829-845
Number of pages17
JournalWorld journal of radiology
Volume8
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 28 2016

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Caobelli, F., Evangelista, L., Quartuccio, N., Familiari, D., Altini, C., Castello, A., Cucinotta, M., Di Dato, R., Ferrari, C., Kokomani, A., Laghai, I., Laudicella, R., Migliari, S., Orsini, F., Pignata, S. A., Popescu, C. E., Puta, E., Ricci, M., Seghezzi, S., ... Young AIMN Working Group, AIMN. W. G. (2016). Role of molecular imaging in the management of patients affected by inflammatory bowel disease: State-of-the-art. World journal of radiology, 8(10), 829-845. https://doi.org/10.4329/wjr.v8.i10.829