Chairpersons
Lil-Sofie Ording Müller, Oslo/NO
Philippe Petit, Marseille/FR

The overarching aim of the ESPR abdominal (GI and GU) Imaging Task Force Group is to unite both expert- and less experienced radiologists, with a special interest in gastrointestinal and urogenital imaging in children. Our purpose is to facilitate personalized medicine and to improve quality, diagnostic efficacy and patient safety for pediatric GI and GU imaging through evidence and eminence based practice proposals.

Goals

  • To elaborate, discuss and present new recommendations and to supplement existing recommendations for paediatric GU and GI imaging, in order to provide guidance on how to adequately image children’s urogenital tracts and abdomen. Standardised imaging will improve quality and facilitate future meta-analysis to increase scientific evidence on how best to image the GI and GU tracts during childhood
  • To promote high level non-invasive imaging for neonates, infants and children and provide support, education and refresher content as well as updates on state of the art paediatric radiology
  • To promote licensing of contrast media for use in children and adaptations of imaging procedures for paediatric use
  • To foster multi-centre research on and data collection for paediatric uroradiology and abdominal topics, e.g. collecting rare entities to increase knowledge and evidence, to combine individual knowledge to optimised planned research on yet unanswered questions
  • Collect data from group members on MRU – ongoing project, mainly driven by Damasio and Vivier
  •  Collect data of (late) deteriorating dilatation/PUJO in the group – not realised yet, under discussion
  • Collect paediatric CEUS cases & examples via task force – in progress –lead by Bruno
  • Gadolinium in childhood: new aspects concerning safety considerations – publication in preparation for 2018
  • Pediatric gastrointestinal ultrasound procedural recommendations – publication in preparation for 2018
  • Follow-up in children with testicular microlithiasis – publication in preparation for 2018
  • IBD imaging the very young child – just started, lead by Ording Muller

Research questionnaire about NEC – Necrotizing Enterocolitis

Start your questionnaire here!

The role of imaging in the management of Necrotizing Enterocolitis:

Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) remains a clinical and diagnostic challenge in neonatal care. Imaging is an important part of its management, but routines and methods vary between hospitals and countries. This survey aims at mapping current perceptions of the role that medical imaging plays and should (or could) play in caring for patients with known or suspected NEC, as well as the interaction between radiologists and clinicians in this respect. A similar questionnaire will be distributed to neonatologists and pediatric surgeons for comparison of perspectives between the different specialties involved. The result can hopefully be used as a base for further discussion on the optimal use of medical imaging for diagnosing and monitoring the disease.

How I do …

Links

ESR – European Society of Radiology
SPR – Society for Pediatric Radiology
SFIPP – Société Francophone d’imagerie pédiatrique et prénatale
GPR – Gesellschaft für pädiatrische Radiologie
BSPR – British Society of Paediatric Radiology
AOSPR – Asian and Oceanic Society for Paediatric Radiology
SLARP – Sociedad Latino Americana de Radiología Pediátrica
ESGAR – European Society of Gastrointestinal and Abdominal Radiology
ESUR – European society of urogenital radiology
SPIR – Society for pediatric interventional radiology

Publications

Publications

Riccabona M, Lobo ML, Augdal TA, Avni F, Blickman J, Bruno C, Damasio MB, Darge K, Mentzel HJ, Napolitano M, Ntoulia A, Papadopoulou F, Petit P, Woźniak MM, Ording-Müller LS. European Society of Paediatric Radiology Abdominal Imaging Task Force recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part X: how to perform paediatric gastrointestinal ultrasonography, use gadolinium as a contrast agent in children, follow up paediatric testicular microlithiasis, and an update on paediatric contrast-enhanced ultrasound. Pediatr Radiol. 2018 Sep;48(10):1528-1536.

Riccabona M, Lobo ML, Ording-Muller LS, Augdal TA, Avni FE, Blickman J, Bruno C, Damasio B, Darge K, Ntoulia A, Papadopoulou F, Vivier PH. European Society of Paediatric Radiology abdominal imaging task force recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part IX: Imaging in anorectal and cloacal malformation, imaging in childhood ovarian torsion, and efforts in standardising paediatric uroradiology terminology. Pediatr Radiol. 2017 Sep;47(10):1369-1380.

Taylor SA, Avni F, Cronin CG, Hoeffel C, Kim SH, Laghi A, Napolitano M, Petit P, Rimola J, Tolan DJ, Torkzad MR, Zappa M, Bhatnagar G, Puylaert CAJ, Stoker J. The first joint ESGAR/ ESPR consensus statement on the technical performance of cross-sectional small bowel and colonic imaging Eur Radiol. 2017; 27(6): 2570–2582.

Riccabona M, Darge K, Lobo ML, Ording-Muller LS, Augdal TA, Avni FE, Blickman J, Damasio BM, Ntoulia A, Papadopoulou F, Vivier PH, Willi U. ESPR Uroradiology Taskforce–imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part VIII: retrograde urethrography, imaging disorder of sexual development and imaging childhood testicular torsion. Pediatr Radiol. 2015 Dec;45(13):2023-8. doi: 10.1007/s00247-015-3452-3. Epub 2015 Dec 1.

Riccabona M, Vivier PH, Ntoulia A, Darge K, Avni F, Papadopoulou F, Damasio B, Ording-Muller LS, Blickman J, Lobo ML, Willi U. ESPR uroradiology task force imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part VII: standardised terminology, impact of existing recommendations, and update on contrast-enhanced ultrasound of the paediatric urogenital tract. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Nov;44(11):1478-84.

Riccabona M, Lobo ML, Willi U, Avni F, Damasio B, Ording-Mueller LS, Blickman J, Darge K, Papadopoulou F, Vivier PH. ESPR uroradiology task force and ESUR Paediatric Work Group–Imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part VI: childhood renal biopsy and imaging of neonatal and infant genital tract. Minutes from the task force session at the annual ESPR Meeting 2012 in Athens on childhood renal biopsy and imaging neonatal genitalia. Pediatr Radiol. 2014 Apr;44(4):496-502.

Riccabona M, Avni FE, Damasio MB, Ording-Müller LS, Blickman JG, Darge K, Lobo ML, Papadopoulou F, Vivier PH, Willi U. ESPR Uroradiology Task Force and ESUR Paediatric Working Group–Imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part V: childhood cystic kidney disease, childhood renal transplantation and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2012 Oct;42(10):1275-83.

Riccabona M, Lobo ML, Papadopoulou F, Avni FE, Blickman JG, Dacher JN, Damasio B, Darge K, Ording-Müller LS, Vivier PH, Willi U. ESPR uroradiology task force and ESUR paediatric working group: imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part IV: Minutes of the ESPR uroradiology task force mini-symposium on imaging in childhood renal hypertension and imaging of renal trauma in children. Pediatr Radiol. 2011 Jul;41(7):939-44.

Riccabona M, Avni FE, Dacher JN, Damasio MB, Darge K, Lobo ML, Ording-Müller LS, Papadopoulou F, Willi U. ESPR uroradiology task force and ESUR paediatric working group: imaging and procedural recommendations in paediatric uroradiology, part III. Minutes of the ESPR uroradiology task force minisymposium on intravenous urography, uro-CT and MR-urography in childhood. Pediatr Radiol. 2010 Jul;40(7):1315-20.

Riccabona M, Avni FE, Blickman JG, Dacher JN, Darge K, Lobo ML, Willi U. Imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology. Minutes of the ESPR uroradiology task force session on childhood obstructive uropathy, high-grade fetal hydronephrosis, childhood haematuria, and urolithiasis in childhood. ESPR Annual Congress, Edinburgh, UK, June 2008. Pediatr Radiol. 2009 Aug;39(8):891-8.

Riccabona M, Avni FE, Blickman JG, Dacher JN, Darge K, Lobo ML, Willi U. Imaging recommendations in paediatric uroradiology: minutes of the ESPR workgroup session on urinary tract infection, fetal hydronephrosis, urinary tract ultrasonography and voiding cystourethrography. Barcelona, Spain, June 2007. Pediatr Radiol. 2008 Feb;38(2):138-45.

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