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Bowel Month 2024

Sonography Canada

Conference Recordings

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Bowel Ultrasound: The Basics and Beyond – Developed by Christina Merrill, Kelsey Brisebois, Dr. Stephanie R. Wilson, University of Calgary and the Foothills Medical Centre, Calgary AB

Bowel Ultrasound Protocol, Erin Nugent CRGS, CRCS, CRVS

It’s a Trick! Bowel Pathologies and How to Catch Them – Sandra Taves-Bhutto, BSc, DMS, PS, MMSc

Articles and Papers

Bowel Ultrasound State of the Art: Grayscale and Doppler Ultrasound, Contrast Enhancement, and Elastography in Crohn Disease – PubMed (

Role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound in evaluation of the bowel – PMC (

Imaging inflammatory bowel disease with ultrasound microbubbles, University of Saskatchewan, College of Medicine

Impact of Intestinal Ultrasound on Classification and Management of Crohn’s Disease Patients with Inconclusive Colonoscopy, Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Sonography and Test-Feeding in the Diagnosis of Infantile Hypertrophic Pyloric Stenosis

Abdominal ultrasonography of the pediatric gastrointestinal tract

Intestinal Ultrasound in Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Promising, but Work in Progress

The role of the intestinal ultrasound in Crohn’s disease diagnosis and monitoring

Imaging of acute appendicitis: Advances

Lymphoid Hyperplasia of the Appendix: A Potential Pitfall in the Sonographic Diagnosis of Appendicitis

Characteristics of intestinal-related lymphoid hyperplasia in children and its correlation with intussusception of children

Acute Appendicitis or Lymphoid Hyperplasia: How to Distinguish More Safely?

Additional Resources

IBUS – International Bowel Ultrasound Group

Australasian Sonographers Association
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Bowel Ultrasound: Through the Ages
This three-part webinar series highlight some key GI presentations including:

  • Upper GIT & Vomiting Babies- Roger Gent
  • Gastrointestinal Sonography- Henry Suarez
  • Bowel & IBD- Dr Paul Simkin
  • Link to Recording

Journal Articles

Appendiceal neuroendocrine tumour (carcinoid): Case report of a rare appendiceal tumour – Ashlee Faggionato

Acute right upper quadrant diverticulitis: an unusual sonographic finding in a young adult patient – Christopher Hayes,  Peter Coombs,  Ronnie Ptasznik

Stumped? It could be stump appendicitis – Tristan Reddan, Jonathan Corness,  Jennifer Powell,  Fiona Harden,  Kerrie Mengersen

Ultrasound evaluation of the stomach and pylorus in the neonate and baby – Lino Piotto, Roger Gent

Educational Video

Appendix Ultrasound & A Touch of Bowel

Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Journal Articles

The Correlation Between Pediatric Intussusceptions and Celiac Disease – Cassidy Paul, and Sharlette Anderson

Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Large-Bowel Obstruction With Fecal Impaction: A Case Report – Koichi Yabunaka, Tatsuo Yamamoto, Hiroko Nakahira, Noriyuki Hayashi, Yoshiteru Ohno, Masayo Matsuzaki, and Toshizo Katsuda

Mesenteric Vessel Abnormalities Detected With Sonography: A Possible Gateway to the Early Diagnosis of Various Gastrointestinal Anomalies – Seyed Ali Alamdaran, Masoud Mahdavi Rashed, Shima Arjmand, and Reza Rahimzadeh Oskooei

Appendicular Lymphoid Hyperplasia in the Differential Diagnosis of Acute Appendicitis: Sonographic Findings – Carolina Whittle, Lizbet Pérez, Marcela Cortes, Margarita Switt, Javiera Aguirre, and Alex Castro

Clinical Reviews

Pediatric Bowel (Intussusception) – Natalie Wright, RDMS, RVT

Pediatric Bowel (Appendix) – Natalie Wright, RDMS, RVT

Pediatric (Pyloric Stenosis) – Haley Russo, BS, RDMS

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