A Guide to Bowel Imaging

Touchstone Online Course

This course covers varied aspects of bowel imaging which will give the participant a comprehensive overview of different bowel pathologies. It covers imaging of the bowel in the emergency room, bowel ischemia, Crohn disease, bowel neoplasms, postoperative imaging, CT colonography, and role of molecular imaging in bowel pathologies. All modalities including fluoroscopy, CT, MR, and molecular imaging are discussed.

Earn credit at your own pace through January 15, 2022 and continue to access your videos until January 16, 2029. See below for detailed information and learning outcomes.

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Video content for this Online Course will be available to view until January 16, 2029, which is ten years following the issuance date of this course. ARRS reserves the right to remove video content before the end of the ten year period. Video content that contradicts current science or misleads the viewer based on changes to accepted clinical practice may be removed on a case-by-case basis.

Learning Outcomes and Lectures

After completing this course, the learner should be able to: Evaluate the role different modalities like fluoroscopy, CT, MR, and molecular imaging play in diagnosing bowel pathologies; Recognize imaging presentation of acute bowel conditions including bowel ischemia; Diagnose and characterize active and chronic Crohn disease on CT and MR enterography; Describe the imaging characteristics of various small bowel tumors; Optimize fluoroscopy techniques in diagnosing postoperative complications; Describe techniques to optimize CT colonography.

Module 1

  • Imaging of Crohn Disease—R. Sanyal 
  • Small Bowel Neoplasms—K. Porter 
  • Radionuclide Imaging of the Small Bowel—A. Goenka 
  • Acute Small Bowel Imaging—M. Little

Module 2

  • Evaluation of the Postoperative Stomach: Bariatric Surgical Anatomy and Complications—J. Pietryga
  • Imaging of Bowel Ischemia—A. Khandelwal
  • The Barium Enema: It's Not All Black and White—J. Zarzour
  • Practical Tips for the Performance of CT Colonography—K. Chang


The American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians.

The ARRS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) and 4.5 American Board of Radiology, MOC Part II, Self-Assessment CME (SA-CME) credits. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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