Background and aims: Serial measurements of luminal disease activity may facilitate inflammatory bowel disease management. Gastrointestinal ultrasound is an easily performed, non-invasive alternative to other assessment modes. However, its widespread use is limited by concerns regarding validity, reliability, and responsiveness. We systematically identified ultrasound scoring indices used to evaluate inflammatory bowel disease activity and examine their operating characteristics.


Gastrointestinal Tract, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, IBD, Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Diagnosis, Ultrasonography, Imaging

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