To update quality standards for CT colonography based on consensus among opinion leaders within the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR). A multinational European panel of nine members of the ESGAR CT colonography Working Group (representing six EU countries) used a modified Delphi process to rate their level of agreement on a variety of statements pertaining to the acquisition, interpretation and implementation of CT colonography. Four Delphi rounds were conducted, each at 2 months interval. The panel elaborated 86 statements. In the final round the panelists achieved complete consensus in 71 of 86 statements (82 %). Categories including the highest proportion of statements with excellent Cronbach's internal reliability were colon distension, scan parameters, use of intravenous contrast agents, general guidelines on patient preparation, role of CAD and lesion measurement. Lower internal reliability was achieved for the use of a rectal tube, spasmolytics, decubitus positioning and number of CT data acquisitions, faecal tagging, 2D vs. 3D reading, and reporting. The recommendations of the consensus should be useful for both the radiologist who is starting a CTC service and for those who have already implemented the technique but whose practice may need updating.
|Autori interni:||NERI, EMANUELE|
|Autori:||NERI E; HALLIGAN S; HELLSTROM M; LEFERE P; MANG T; REGGE D; STOKER J; TAYLOR S; LAGHI A|
|Titolo:||The second ESGAR consensus statement on CT colonography|
|Anno del prodotto:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/s00330-012-2535-x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|