ECCO-ESGAR Guideline for Diagnostic Assessment in IBD Part 1: Initial diagnosis, monitoring of known IBD, detection of complications

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This new diagnostic consensus guideline is a joint project of the European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation [ECCO] and the European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology [ESGAR] that now merges the former ECCO-ESGAR Imaging Guideline and the former ECCO Endoscopy Guideline, also including laboratory parameters. It has been drafted by 30 ECCO and ESGAR members from 17 European countries. All the authors recognise the work of and are grateful to previous ECCO and ESGAR members who contributed to creating the earlier consensus guidelines on imaging and endoscopy.

The former guidelines have been condensed into this new diagnostic consensus guideline which consists of two papers: the first detailing assessment at initial diagnosis, to monitor treatment and for the detection of complications; the second dealing with the available scoring systems and general considerations regarding the different diagnostic tools.

Also see part 2 of this guideline here:

Keywords: IBD; diagnosis; imaging; endoscopy; Crohn's disease; ulcerative colitis; guideline; capsule endoscopy

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Publishing organization(s):

ECCO European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation, ESGAR European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology

Scientific area:

Endoscopy, Histopathology, IBD, Radiology & Imaging, Small Intestine & Nutrition


  • Document Type
    • Clinical Practice Guideline
  • Format
    • Standards and Guidelines
  • Language
    • English
  • UEG Member Society
    • European Crohn’s and Colitis Organisation (ECCO)
    • European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology (ESGAR)
  • UEG Week Pathway
    • Endoscopy
    • Histopathology
    • IBD
    • Radiology & Imaging
    • Small Intestine & Nutrition
  • Year
    • 2018